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Report: Which Illinois communities saw the most structure fires in 2017?

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By Local Labs News Service | Aug 27, 2018

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Bedford Park Fire District, McCook Fire District and Fairview-Caseyville Township Fire Protection District reported responding to the most structure fire incidents per capita in 2017, according to the latest state report.

The annual summary of state fire incidents, published by the Illinois State Fire Marshal, records the number and type of fire-related incidents each fire protection district responded to in the calendar year. Fires are categorized as structure fires, vehicle fires or other fires.

Illinois structure fires in 2017

Rank
Department
City
Population
Structure fires
Structure fires per capita
1
Bedford Park Fire District
Bedford Park
590
57
0.097
2
Mccook Fire District
McCook
224
20
0.089
3
Fairview-Caseyville Twp Fire Protection District
Fairview
483
33
0.068
4
Sublette Fire District
Sublette
426
19
0.045
5
Buckheart Fire Protection District
Dunfermline
278
11
0.040
6
Scales Mound Fire District
Scales Mound
360
14
0.039
7
Ellis Grove Fire District
Ellis Grove
348
13
0.037
8
Grand Ridge Fire District
Grand Ridge
529
19
0.036
9
Aroma Park Fire Protection District
Aroma Park
701
24
0.034
10
Sauget Fire District
Sauget
149
5
0.034
11
Grant Park Fire Protection District
Grant Park
1,260
42
0.033
12
Forest View Fire District
Forest View
687
22
0.032
13
Cisco Fire Protection District
Cisco
250
8
0.032
14
Georgetown Fire Protection District
Georgetown
516
16
0.031
15
Seymour Volunteer Fire Department
Seymour
367
11
0.030
16
Thornton Fire District
Thornton
2,448
71
0.029
17
Latham Fire Protection District
Latham
362
10
0.028
18
South Wilmington Volunteer Fire Department
South Wilmington
652
17
0.026
19
Chadwick Fire Protection District
Chadwick
523
13
0.025
20
Smithboro Fire Protection District
Smithboro
163
4
0.025
21
Bishop Hill Fire Protection Department
Bishop Hill
123
3
0.024
22
Hazelcrest Dept Of Fire Rescue
East Hazel Crest
1,527
37
0.024
23
Green Valley Fire Protection District
Green Valley
676
16
0.024
24
Herrick Fire District
Herrick
431
9
0.021
25
Monroe Twp Fire Protection District
Monroe Center
440
9
0.020
26
Cordova Fire Protection District
Cordova
655
13
0.020
27
Mazon Fire Protection District
Mazon
971
19
0.020
28
Essex Fire Protection District
Essex
771
15
0.019
29
Emmet-Chalmers Fire Protection District
Georgetown
516
10
0.019
30
Leland Fire Protection Department
Leland
928
18
0.019
31
Wonder Lake Fire Protection District
Wonder Lake
3,905
74
0.019
32
Good Hope-Sciota Fire Protection District
Good Hope
372
7
0.019
33
Brookport Fire District
Brookport
913
17
0.019
34
Long Creek Fire Protection District
Long Creek
1,288
23
0.018
35
Bondville Fire District
Bondville
446
8
0.018
36
Horseshoe Lake Fire Protection District
Olive Branch
617
11
0.018
37
Equality Fire District
Equality
541
9
0.017
38
New Douglas Fire Protection Department
New Douglas
310
5
0.016
39
Arenzville Fire & Rescue
Arenzville
377
6
0.016
40
Little York Fire Protection District
Little York
318
5
0.016
41
Merrionette Park Fire Dept
Merrionette Park
1,882
29
0.015
42
Sheldon Dist Fire District
Sheldon
988
15
0.015
43
Coello Fire District
North City
594
9
0.015
44
Medora Volunteer Fire Department
Medora
398
6
0.015
45
Cuba Fire Protection District
Cuba
1,197
18
0.015
46
Fairmount-Vance Twp Fire District
Fairmount
616
9
0.015
47
Brimfield Fire Protection Department
Brimfield
842
12
0.014
48
Ashton Fire District
Ashton
907
13
0.014
49
Quarry-Elsah-Mississippi Fire Protection District
Elsah
630
9
0.014
50
Shabbona Fire Protection Department
Shabbona
920
13
0.014
51
Shabbona Fire Protection Department
Shabbona
920
13
0.014
52
Hoyleton Fire Protection District
Hoyleton
501
7
0.014
53
Thomasboro Fire Protection District
Thomasboro
1,110
15
0.014
54
Lanark Fire Protection District
Lanark
1,354
18
0.013
55
Fairmont City Fire District
Fairmont City
2,486
33
0.013
56
Momence Fire Protection District
Momence
3,149
42
0.013
57
Xenia Volunteer Fire Protection Department
Xenia
375
5
0.013
58
Stone Park Fire District
Stone Park
4,892
65
0.013
59
Cave Eastern Fire Protection District
Thompsonville
530
7
0.013
60
Warrensburg Fire Protection Department
Warrensburg
1,142
15
0.013
61
Crossville Fire District
Crossville
702
9
0.013
62
Posen Fire District
Posen
5,914
75
0.013
63
Ashkum Fire Department
Ashkum
715
9
0.013
64
Joppa Volunteer Fire Department
Joppa
331
4
0.012
65
Ridge Farm Fire Protection District
Ridge Farm
835
10
0.012
66
Camp Point Fire Protection District
Camp Point
1,103
13
0.012
67
Bethany Fire Protection District
Bethany
1,275
15
0.012
68
Fayetteville Volunteer Fire Department
Fayetteville
341
4
0.012
69
Fox Lake Fire Station # 2
Johnsburg
6,317
73
0.012
70
East Dundee-Countryside Fire Protection District
East Dundee
3,192
36
0.011
71
Milledgeville Fire Protection District
Lanark
1,354
15
0.011
72
Byron Fire Protection District
Byron
3,608
40
0.011
73
Hamel Fire Protection Department
Hamel
814
9
0.011
74
Forreston Fire Protection District
Forreston
1,362
15
0.011
75
Camargo Fire Station
Camargo
455
5
0.011
76
Davis Fire Protection District
Davis
635
7
0.011
77
Zeigler Fire District
Zeigler
1,742
19
0.011
78
Biggsville Fire Protection District
Biggsville
275
3
0.011
79
Benton Fire District
Benton
6,964
76
0.011
80
Win-Bur-Sew Fire Protection District
Winnebago
2,989
32
0.011
81
Mendon Volunteer Fire Department
Mendon
942
10
0.011
82
Alto Pass Fire District
Alto Pass
376
4
0.011
83
Burnham Fire District
Burnham
4,159
44
0.011
84
Forrest-Strawn-Wing Fire Protection District
Strawn
95
1
0.011
85
Cherry Valley Fire Protection District
Cherry Valley
3,078
32
0.010
86
Savoy Fire District
Savoy
8,272
86
0.010
87
Sandoval Fire Protection District
Sandoval
1,221
12
0.010
88
Brighton Betsey Ann Fire Protection District
Brighton
2,151
21
0.010
89
Pleasant Hill Fire Protection District
Pleasant Hill
932
9
0.010
90
Mcclure East Cape Volunteer Fire Department
East Cape Girardeau
313
3
0.010
91
Big Rock Fire Protection District
Big Rock
1,155
11
0.010
92
Unit 7 Fire Protection District
Gillespie
3,142
30
0.010
93
Kempton Fire Protection District
Kempton
213
2
0.009
94
Oblong Fire Protection District
Oblong
1,391
13
0.009
95
Seneca Fire District
Seneca
2,268
21
0.009
96
Hutsonville Twp Fire Protection District
Hutsonville
538
5
0.009
97
Toulon Fire Protection District
Alpha
646
6
0.009
98
East Hazel Crest Fire District
East Hazel Crest
1,527
14
0.009
99
Tiskilwa Rural Fire Protection District
Tiskilwa
778
7
0.009
100
Edgewood Bi-County Fire Protection District
Mason
337
3
0.009
101
Ramsey Fire Protection District
Ramsey
1,015
9
0.009
102
Mt Morris Fire Protection District
Mount Morris
2,826
25
0.009
103
Griggsville Fire District
Griggsville
1,163
10
0.009
104
Riverton Area Fire Protection District
Riverton
3,431
29
0.008
105
Norris City Fire Protection District
Norris City
1,211
10
0.008
106
St Libory Volunteer Fire Department
St. Libory
603
5
0.008
107
Utica Fire District
North Utica
1,344
11
0.008
108
Fox River Grove Fire Protection District
Fox River Grove
4,658
38
0.008
109
Greenview Fire Protection Department
Greenview
731
6
0.008
110
Northern Piatt County Fire Protection District
Mansfield
865
7
0.008
111
West Salem Rural Fire Protection District
West Salem
866
7
0.008
112
Magnolia Fire District
Magnolia
249
2
0.008
113
Altona Fire Protection District
Altona
506
4
0.008
114
Colfax Fire District
Colfax
1,026
8
0.008
115
Malta Fire Protection District
Malta
1,160
9
0.008
116
Cedar Point Fire District
Cedar Point
261
2
0.008
117
Beecher Fire Protection District
Beecher
4,472
34
0.008
118
Earlville Fire Protection Department
Earlville
1,610
12
0.007
119
Rankin Fire Protection District-Rankin Unit
Rankin
532
4
0.008
120
Calumet Park Fire District
Calumet Park
7,757
58
0.007
121
Lexington Fire Protection District
Lexington
2,047
15
0.007
122
Lawrence-Allison Fire Protection District
Lawrenceville
4,406
32
0.007
123
Elburn & Countryside Fire Protection District St
Elburn
5,863
43
0.007
124
Waynesville Fire Protection Department
Waynesville
417
3
0.007
125
Williamsfield Fire Protection District
Williamsfield
555
4
0.007
126
North Pekin Volunteer Fire Department
North Pekin
1,547
11
0.007
127
Bunker Hill Fire Protection District
Bunker Hill
1,691
12
0.007
128
Newman Fire Protection Department
Newman
849
6
0.007
129
South Jacksonville Fire District
South Jacksonville
3,165
22
0.007
130
Roberts Park Fire Protection District
Justice
12,836
89
0.007
131
Church Road Fire District
Centreville
5,012
34
0.007
132
Sherrard Fire Protection Department
Sherrard
598
4
0.007
133
Lincolnshire-Riverwoods Fire Protection District
Lincolnshire
7,336
49
0.007
134
Shoal Creek Fire Protection District
Sorento
463
3
0.006
135
Spring Grove Fire Protection District
Spring Grove
5,725
37
0.006
136
Berkeley Fire District
Berkeley
5,130
33
0.006
137
Winthrop Harbor Volunteer Fire Department
Winthrop Harbor
6,745
43
0.006
138
Rossville Area Fire Protection District
Rossville
1,257
8
0.006
139
Valmeyer Fire Protection District
Valmeyer
1,256
8
0.006
140
Alexis Fire Protection District
Alexis
794
5
0.006
141
Crestwood Fire District
Crestwood
10,846
68
0.006
142
Anna Fire District
Anna
4,187
26
0.006
143
Mt Hope-Funks Grove Fire Protection District
McLean
803
5
0.006
144
Steeleville Volunteer Fire Department
Steeleville
1,955
12
0.006
145
Nokomis Area Fire Protection District
Nokomis
2,140
13
0.006
146
Toluca-Rutland Fire Protection District
Toluca
1,301
8
0.006
147
Grantfork Volunteer Fire Department
Grantfork
332
2
0.006
148
White Hall Volunteer Fire Department
White Hall
2,372
14
0.006
149
West Peoria Fire Protection District
West Peoria
4,566
27
0.006
150
University Park Fire District
University Park
7,006
41
0.006
151
Knollwood Fire District
Knollwood
1,729
10
0.006
152
Pana Fire Dept
Pana
5,522
32
0.006
153
Albion Volunteer Fire Department
Albion
1,918
11
0.006
154
Dolton Fire District
Dolton
22,793
129
0.006
155
Rock Falls Fire District
Rock Falls
8,911
51
0.006
156
Country Club Hills Fire Dept S
Country Club Hills
16,564
95
0.006
157
Lacon-Sparland Fire Protection District
Lacon
1,781
10
0.006
158
Fairbury Rural Fire Protection District
Fairbury
3,596
20
0.006
159
Hillside Fire Department
Hillside
8,043
44
0.005
160
Bureau Fire Protection District
Barry
1,263
7
0.006
161
East St Louis Fire District
East St. Louis
26,662
144
0.005
162
Knoxville Fire Protection Department
Knoxville
2,795
15
0.005
163
West Frankfort Fire District
West Frankfort
7,953
43
0.005
164
Marine Fire Protection Department
Marine
925
5
0.005
165
Percy Volunteer Fire Department
Percy
930
5
0.005
166
Effingham Fire District
Effingham
12,589
68
0.005
167
Savanna Fire District
Savanna
2,847
15
0.005
168
Virden Fire Protection District
Virden
3,366
18
0.005
169
Markham Fire District
Markham
12,538
67
0.005
170
Riverdale Fire District
Riverdale
13,352
71
0.005
171
Randolph Twp Fire Protection District
Heyworth
2,885
15
0.005
172
Nashville Fire Protection Department
Nashville
3,057
16
0.005
173
North Pike Fire Protection District
Perry
387
2
0.005
174
Cowden Fire Protection District
Cowden
580
3
0.005
175
Long Grove Fire Protection District
Long Grove
8,026
42
0.005
176
Raymond-Harvel Fire District
Raymond
954
5
0.005
177
Cerro Gordo Fire Protection District
Cerro Gordo
1,339
7
0.005
178
Moweaqua Fire Protection Department
Moweaqua
1,726
9
0.005
179
Amboy Fire Protection District
Amboy
2,344
12
0.005
180
Cortland Fire Protection Department
Cortland
4,336
22
0.005
181
Clover Twp Fire District
Woodhull
783
4
0.005
182
Galena Fire Protection District
Galena
3,225
16
0.005
183
South Beloit Fire District
South Beloit
7,673
38
0.005
184
Flossmoor Fire District
Flossmoor
9,332
47
0.005
185
Greater Round Lake Fire Protection District
Round Lake
18,444
93
0.005
186
Octavia Fire Protection District - Cropsey
Colfax
1,026
5
0.005
187
Wayne Fire Protection District #1
Wayne City
1,021
5
0.005
188
Neoga Fire Protection District
Neoga
1,625
8
0.005
189
Rutland-Dundee Fire Protection District
Sleepy Hollow
3,313
16
0.005
190
Ava Volunteer Fire Department
Ava
625
3
0.005
191
Calumet City Fire District
Calumet City
36,633
173
0.005
192
Chillicothe Fire District
Chillicothe
6,145
29
0.005
193
Cahokia Volunteer Fire Department
Cahokia
14,151
66
0.005
194
Athens Fire Protection District
Athens
1,911
9
0.005
195
Venice Fire District
Venice
1,895
9
0.005
196
Rochester Fire Protection District
Rochester
3,729
17
0.005
197
Genoa-Kingston Fire Protection District
Genoa
5,220
24
0.005
198
Broadview Fire District
Broadview
7,781
36
0.005
199
Glenwood Fire District
Glenwood
8,880
41
0.005
200
Illiopolis Volunteer Fire Department
Blue Mound
1,095
5
0.005

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