car fire

Driver Escapes After Car Crashes, Bursts Into Flames On I-355

A car became engulfed in flames after crashing into a barrier on Interstate 355 in the west suburbs early Sunday.


The burned-out wreck of a Chevy Aveo after it crashed head-on into a poultry truck in Gage Park. Two Chicago police officers rescued the two men who were trapped in the car after the crash. (Credit: CBS)

Chicago Police Officers Rescue Two Men From Burning Car After Crash

Two men survived a fiery car wreck in Gage Park early Friday, thanks to the heroics of two Chicago police officers.


(File photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Motorist Fleeing I-55 Car Fire Hit By Another Vehicle

The driver fled from the vehicle on fire and was struck by another vehicle in traffic, according to state police. He was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital with life-threatening injuries.


Sherita Smith (Credit: Facebook)

Body Found Under Burning Vehicle In Auburn-Gresham

The body of a 46-year-old Chicago woman was found outside a burning vehicle Friday morning in the Auburn-Gresham neighborhood.


(Photo Credit: Stan Honda/Getty Images)

GM Issues Third Recall On SUVs That Can Catch Fire

GM is telling customers to park the SUVs outdoors because they could catch fire when left unattended.


Smoke rises from an air shaft after a car caught fire in the basement garage of a Near North Side apartment complex early Thursday. (Photo from Network Video Productions)

Car Catches Fire In Lake Shore Drive Apartment Garage

Firefighters responded to the incident about 3 a.m. in the 900 block of North Lake Shore Drive. The vehicle – which was parked in the basement – sent smoke through the building’s ventilation shaft.


Chicago Fire Department responds to a car fire at 66 W. Oak St. Thursday. (Credit; John H. White/Sun-Times)

Car Fire At Gold Coast Nursing Home Garage

Multiple ambulances were called to a Gold Coast neighborhood nursing home Thursday morning when a car fire was accompanied by heavy smoke and triggered the building’s sprinkler system.


Chicago firefighters respond to the Hyatt Regency Chicago Hotel, where two cars caught fire in the parking garage on Oct. 25, 2012. (Credit: CBS)

None Hurt When Two Cars Catch Fire In Hyatt Parking Garage

Two cars caught fire in the garage beneath the East Tower of the Hyatt Regency Chicago Hotel Wednesday night, temporarily inconveniencing hundreds of hotel guests.

WBBM Newsradio–10/26/2012

Kolmar Avenue Crash

Crash Sends Minivan Into House In Sauganash; 4 Taken To Hospital

Three people were taken to an area hospital in critical condition after crash sent a minivan into a house in the Sauganash neighborhood.

CBS Chicago–08/21/2012

Car Crash Graphic, generic sized image

Crash Shuts Down Stevenson At Des Plaines River Bridge

The outbound Stevenson Expressway was shut down Thursday morning near the Des Plaines River bridge, after a vehicle rolled over and caught fire.


Tri-State Crash

Car Slams Into Semi, Catches Fire On Tri-State

A driver was injured, and the Tri-State Tollway was snagged, when a car slammed into the back of a truck, careened into a wall, and caught fire.

CBS Chicago–06/27/2012

Car Fire

Car Fire Snags Southbound Tri-State As Morning Rush Begins

A car fire snagged the Tri-State Tollway near O’Hare International Airport just as the morning rush began Friday.

CBS Chicago–06/22/2012

Car Crash Graphic, generic sized image

Two Rescued From Car Fire Following Ike Crash

Two people were rescued from a car that caught fire after it went through a fence and struck a tree on the Eisenhower Expressway (I-290) Sunday morning.


I-80 Crash

State Trooper Rescues Woman Before Car Catches Fire

The quick actions of an Illinois state trooper likely saved the life of a woman whose car started smoking after hitting a toll booth on Interstate 80 overnight.

CBS Chicago–02/24/2012


Man Injured In Burning Car In Grand Crossing

A man was seriously injured when his car caught fire in the Grand Crossing neighborhood Wednesday night.

CBS Chicago–02/16/2012

Matteson Crash

Crash Leaves Car In Flames At Busy Matteson Intersection

A car burst into flames early Monday in a crash at a major intersection in south suburban Matteson.

CBS Chicago–11/07/2011

Fire Graphic

Fired Temp And Accomplice Light Co-Woker’s Car On Fire

Two men were ordered held on $75,000 bond each Sunday charged with arson for allegedly torching a car belonging to one of their former coworkers in the Pilsen neighborhood on Thursday.


(Credit: CBS)

West Suburban Blaze Destroys Car, Damages House

A fire that erupted Wednesday night destroyed a car and did significant damage to a house in west suburban Naperville.