Dorothy Brown’s Home Damaged In Fire

CHICAGO (STMW) – Investigators are trying to determine what caused a fire that damaged the Calumet Heights home of Cook County Clerk of the Circuit Court Dorothy Brown Friday night on the South Side.

Brown and her husband were returning home from an evening out when they saw the blaze and called the fire department, Brown’s spokeswoman Enza Raineri said.

Firefighters responded about 9:30 p.m. to the blaze in the 8800 block of South Constance Avenue, according to Fire Media Affairs.

The fire was in the basement and first floor and caused a partial floor collapse, according to the fire department. Nobody was injured.

Brown has two dogs, who also managed to escape unharmed, Raineri said.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation Friday night.

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  • Bodacious B

    Crack pipe?

  • Let The Truth Be Told

    No Bodacious B that is what happened to Sen kirk, he give himself a stroke at such a young age. Let’s pray for him. Crack kills.

    • Average Guy

      You might be right? I knew his supplier when we were in the NAV. It was this LT. from VA.

  • Just Axin

    Why didn’t she just throw that nasty wig on the fire and extinguish it? Now she’s gonna have to get employees in her office, on the clock, to help her rebuild.

    • Lyndia

      How do you know it is a wig? Do you wear one? If it is, so what! She has more than your poor az will EVER HAVE.

    • CowboyTim

      God Almighty, that made me fall outta my chair. Good one!

  • tom sharp

    Probably just burning the evidence before the indictment! Did she take up a collection for her loss and distress from her staff and the taxpayers?

    • THEE Yard Ape

      @Tom, I like the way you think sir !!!!!

      @Just Axin, likewise my good man !!! LOL !!!!

  • brian

    anybody find it strange that her 2 dogs were outside the house at the time of the fire.It was pretty freaking cold out last night.Also i saw her on the news tonight and she said a fire investigator said it was the dryer,I cant believe that had an investigator out that quick

  • Just Axin

    Lyndia- I’ll have you know I put on a wig every time I hop on the Red (Ghetto) Line, just so I can blend in. And you’re right, Brown does have more than I will ever have. Guess you didn’t read the other day that she will not give up the practice of taking $ from people who work for her along with vendors. How unethical can you get? I can’t compete wit dat sh!t.

  • Just Axin

    Cowboy T- Thanks! I tries to be troof full.

  • Friend

    I know Dorothy Brown. The dogs are outside dogs and have an outside structure that they stay in year round. She is devistated by the fire as has lost alot of items that meant alot to her. Give her a break and don’t kick someone when they are down.

  • juju

    @Thee Yard Ape. No grown up over the age of 12 uses LOL. You need to leave your mother’s basement and get a job. Maybe you should get on the Biggest Loser and lose your thoughts. Lot of junk in your head. Bet you smell too.

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