A burn victim is placed in an ambulance after an apparent cooking accident in the food court at Macy's. (Credit: CBS)

Four Injured In Cooking Accident At State Street Macy’s

Four Macy’s employees were taken to hospitals after an aerosol can overheated and ruptured during an employee breakfast at the State Street store Friday morning.


A 20-month-old boy living at this apartment building in the South Shore neighborhood was hospitalized in critical condition after suffering burns on his head, face and chest. Police and state child welfare officials are investigating how he was burned. (Credit: CBS)

Toddler In Critical Condition After Suffering Burns

The boy suffered life-threatening burns on much of his body; including his head, face, and chest.


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Prescribed Burns Planned For Indiana Dunes Lakeshore

The Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore plans to conduct at least three prescribed burns this fall, and possibly as many as six.



Would-Be Pyrotehcnician Injured In Illegal Fireworks Explosion

A young man with hopes of getting a license to legally explode fireworks may have blown his chance this week.

CBS Chicago–08/23/2012

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Woman Dies After Being Burned In Wicker Park Fire

A 60-year-old woman died after being severely burned early Thursday in a fire caused by smoking while using oxygen in her Wicker Park neighborhood home.

CBS Chicago–04/05/2012

Sydney Mleczko, 8, suffered second- and third-degree burns when boiling water for tea spilled in her lap at a suburban restaurant while she was dining with her family. (Credit: CBS)

Mom’s Quick Thinking After Daughter Scalded Prevented More Severe Burns

What would you do if your child got scalded by boiling hot water? Local doctors say you need to know, because it happens more often than you think.

CBS 2–01/25/2012

Serafino Alfe was injured when hot oil from a turkey fryer splashed onto his leg. (CBS)

Turkey Fryer Accident Leaves Mount Prospect Man Severely Burned

One minute, a Mount Prospect man was cooking a turkey. The next, his leg was burning in bubbling, hot oil. CBS 2’s Pamela Jones talks with the accident victim.

CBS Chicago–11/21/2011

Marco Santos, 39, was charged with scalding his 2-year-old son with a burning hot frying pan because his son soiled his diaper. (Credit: Cook County Sheriff's Office)

Prosecutors: Man Scalded 2-Year-Old Son Because Of Dirty Diaper

A man became so upset when his 2-year-old son asked him to change his soiled diaper that he scalded the toddler with a burning hot frying pan.


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Man Dies In Hoffman Estates Explosion

A Hoffman Estates man is dead, after suffering burns all over his body during a fire and explosion at his home on Monday evening.

CBS Chicago–10/04/2011

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Englewood Man Accused Of Throwing Caustic Substance On Stepson

An Englewood neighborhood man has been charged with heinous battery for allegedly injuring his stepson with a caustic liquid and a screwdriver, police said.


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Blaze That Engulfed Naperville Home Accidental, But Cause ‘Undetermined’

A fire investigation after the death of an elderly Naperville woman last month is over, with officials determining the blaze was accidental, but an exact cause remains undetermined, fire officials said on Wednesday.


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Woman Dies Months After Clothing Fire

A woman whose clothing caught fire in January at her home died early Sunday.