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Chicago firefighters pick through the wreckage of a collapsed building Sunday in Washington Park. (Chicago Fire Department)

Natural Gas Explosion Likely Caused Building Collapse

Fire investigators have determined a buildup of natural gas at an apartment building in Washington Park likely caused an explosion that leveled the building over the weekend, injuring two women who were inside.

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Chicago firefighters pick through the wreckage of a collapsed building Sunday in Washington Park. (Chicago Fire Department)

Two Women Rescued From Building Collapse

Firefighters swarmed the property at 58th Street and Calumet Avenue around 7 p.m. after reports of an explosion, and they pulled two women from the flattened property.

11/23/2014

Part of a three-story apartment building collapsed during a fire late Wednesday night in West Garfield Park. (Credit: Network Video Productions)

West Garfield Park Building Partially Collapses In Fire

Firefighters were waiting for building inspectors to allow them to begin searching the rubble for victims in what’s left of the apartment building near Van Buren Street and Kostner Avenue.

10/02/2014

A house in the South Side Englewood neighborhood collapsed Thursday after an early-morning fire. (Credit: Network Video Productions)

Englewood Home Collapses After Fire

The fire at the home in the 6500 block of South Emerald Avenue was extinguished about 3:30 a.m., according to Chicago Fire Department Media Affairs. At 5:30 a.m., CFD Media Affairs said the house had collapsed.

07/03/2014

An explosion and fire caused part of a two-story building to collapse in the 7300 block of South Vincennes Avenue. (Credit: CBS)

Explosion, Fire Cause Partial Building Collapse In Park Manor

Fire Department officials said a blaze that led to the partial collapse of an apartment building in Park Manor appeared to be the result of arson.

10/15/2013

Four residents of a building in Pilsen were forced out of their homes, after part of the front facade collapsed overnight. (Credit: CBS)

Building Façade Collapses In Pilsen

Several residents in the Pilsen neighborhood were forced out of their homes early Wednesday, after the façade of their building collapsed.

06/26/2013

Building collapse, North Mohawk. (Credit: Chicago Fire Department)

Emergency Crews Respond To Building Collapse

Emergency crews are responding to reports of a building collapse.

08/17/2012

A man was injured when the roof and upper walls of a two-story building in West Pullman collapsed on July 16, 2012. Firefighters rescued the man and he was hospitalized in serious condition. (Credit: Chicago Fire Department)

Man Injured In Building Collapse In West Pullman

Firefighters rescued a man who was trapped when a building collapsed in the West Pullman neighborhood Monday morning.

07/16/2012

A section of bricks 3 feet high and 50 feet wide fell from the top of a wall at a building in Melrose Park on July 5, 2012, injuring two pedestrians who were on the sidewalk. (Credit: CBS)

2 Children Hurt When Top Of Melrose Park Building Collapses

The commercial building’s parapet wall collapsed at about 4 p.m., sending bricks and an awning crashing to the ground at 136 and 138 Broadway.

CBS Chicago–07/05/2012

A building at 79th and Halsted streets collapsed on Tuesday. (Credit: Steve Miller/WBBM Newsradio)

Historic Auburn-Gresham Building Torn Down After Partial Collapse

A historic building in the Auburn-Gresham neighborhood was torn down overnight, after its upper story came crashing to the ground and left four people injured.

CBS Chicago–02/01/2012

A building at 79th and Halsted streets collapsed on Tuesday. (Credit: Steve Miller/WBBM Newsradio)

Gresham Building To Be Torn Down After Partial Collapse Hurts 4

A landmark building in the Gresham neighborhood was being torn down Tuesday night, after part of the building collapsed earlier in the day, injuring four people.

CBS Chicago–01/31/2012