Extra-Alarm Fire

An extra-alarm fire in Lincoln Park (left) and a CTA bus fire on Lake Shore Drive (right) caused major delays for commuters Tuesday morning on the North Side, with service suspended on two CTA rail lines, and traffic at a standstill on southbound Lake Shore Drive for more than three hours. (Credit: Network Video Productions/CBS)

Lake Shore Drive Bus Fire, Lincoln Park Blaze Create Double Whammy For North Side Commuters

A bus fire on Lake Shore Drive and an extra-alarm fire in a vacant school building in Lincoln Park combined to create a nightmarish morning commute for many North Siders on Tuesday.

11/18/2014

Firefighters battle a fire at a building in Lincoln Park. (Credit: Network Video Productions)

Firefighters Battle Extra-Alarm Blaze At Former School Building

CTA train service has been suspended between the North Side and the Loop as firefighters continue working to extinguish an extra-alarm fire Monday morning at a 124-year-old shuttered school in Lincoln Park.

11/18/2014

A Sikh mission in far north suburban Island Lake was destroyed by fire Tuesday night. (Credit: CBS)

Island Lake Sikh Temple Destroyed By Fire

A far north suburban community was in shock Wednesday morning, after fire destroyed their place of worship.

11/12/2014

A large home in north suburban Wadsworth was destroyed after a four-alarm fire burned for nearly three hours Wednesday morning. (Credit: CBS)

Wadsworth Home Destroyed In Extra-Alarm Blaze

The fire started around 4 a.m. in home at MacIntosh Court and Orchard Bluff Lane. At least 20 trucks from various area fire departments responded to the blaze, including crews from Zion, Beach Park, and some towns in Wisconsin.

09/24/2014

Firefighters battle an extra-alarm blaze in North Lawndale on Tuesday. (Credit: CBS)

Extra-Alarm Fire Extinguished In North Lawndale

Chicago firefighters spent several hours Tuesday morning putting out a stubborn fire in the North Lawndale neighborhood.

09/23/2014

A fire which started in the basement of a three-story commercial building in Englewood spread through the entire building and through the roof. (Credit: CBS)

Firefighters Battle Massive Blaze In Englewood

Extra crews were called in to battle flames that rapidly spread through a three-story building on the 6300 block of South Halsted Street.

08/28/2014

Flames engulfed three buildings at a pallet business in the Little Village neighborhood. Six semi-trailer trucks also were destroyed in the extra-alarm blaze. (Credit: CBS)

Little Village Pallet Factory, 6 Trucks Destroyed In Extra-Alarm Fire

Low water pressure hampered firefighters as they spent several hours overnight extinguishing an extra-alarm blaze at a pallet factory in the Little Village neighborhood.

08/01/2014

About 60 senior citizens were forced out of their homes after an extra-alarm fire late Thursday night. (Credit: Network Video Productions)

Forest Park Fire Forces 60 Seniors Out Of Their Homes

One minor injury was reported after an extra-alarm fire overnight at a senior citizens’ apartment complex in Forest Park.

06/13/2014

Left: Firefighter Edward Stringer Right: Firefighter Corey Ankum (Photos From The Chicago Fire Department)

Owner Of Building Where Firefighters Died Gets 6 Months For Contempt

The owner of a building where two firefighters died in an extra-alarm blaze in 2010 has pleaded guilty to contempt charges for failing to make court-ordered repairs to the building, and he has been sentenced to six months in jail.

05/15/2014

Two homes were damaged by an extra-alarm fire in West Englewood, and a firefighter was hurt putting out the blaze. (Credit: CBS)

Firefighter Hurt While Putting Out West Englewood Fire

The fire started around 9:30 a.m. at a house at 6629 S. Bishop St., and ended up spreading to a house next door. No one was home at either house at the time, but both homes were significantly damaged by the blaze.

04/28/2014

Firefighters battle an extra-alarm blaze at an auto repair shop in Irving Park. (Credit: CBS)

Auto Repair Shop Gutted By Extra-Alarm Fire

The fire started around 3 a.m. at a business in the 2700 block of West Irving Park Road, and extra crews were quickly called in, as intense flames were shooting through the roof shortly after the first crews arrived.

03/10/2014

Firefighters work to extinguish an extra-alarm blaze at the Master Cast foundry in west suburban Batavia. (Credit: NVP News Video)

3 Firefighters Hurt Extinguishing Foundry Fire In Batavia

Three firefighters went to the hospital overnight after they slipped and fell on ice while battling an extra-alarm blaze at a foundry in west suburban Batavia.

03/06/2014

Firefighters clear the scene at a fire in the Brighton Park neighborhood. (CBS)

Woman Found Fatally Stabbed At Southwest Side Fire Scene

The female was found with multiple stab wounds inside one of multiple structures that caught fire in the Brighton Park neighborhood.

02/07/2014

A fire broke out in the basement of a high-rise in the 3200 block of North Lake Shore Drive late Thursday. (Credit: Sam Charles/Sun-Times Media)

Extra-Alarm Fire Cuts Some Power To Lakeview High-Rise

The fire started in the basement at a high-rise in the 3200 block of North Lake Shore Drive, and was mostly contained there, cutting power to areas near the blaze. Elevators in the building are out of service.

02/07/2014

Chicago firefighters work to douse an extra-alarm fire at Irving Park Road and Central Avenue on Sunday night. (Credit: CBS)

2 Injured, 9 Displaced By Extra-Alarm Fire In Portage Park

The 2-11 fire was first reported about 8 p.m. in a two-story building at the corner or Irving Park Road and Central Avenue.

01/27/2014

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Three-Alarm Blaze Burns Down Wadsworth Home

The multiple-alarm fire started in the attic of the home in the 38500 block of North Arbor Court about 3:20 p.m.

01/24/2014

An extra-alarm fire broke out at a Lincoln Park neighborhood apartment building about 3:10 a.m. Friday in the 2600 block of North Lincoln Avenue. (Credit: Sam Charles/for Sun-Times Media)

Firefighters Battle Extra-Alarm Fire In Lincoln Park

Firefighters responded to the 2-11 blaze at the three-story building about 3:10 a.m. in the 2600 block of North Lincoln Avenue.

01/24/2014

Firefighters respond to an extra-alarm fire at a house in the 1400 block of 50th Court in Cicero. (Credit: CBS)

Cicero Firefighters Respond To Two Extra-Alarm Fires

Through the night, fire crews braved dangerous cold as they worked to extinguish a fire at a vacant warehouse, and later responded to a large house fire about a mile away.

01/22/2014

Crews battle an extra-alarm fire that collapsed the roof of a store at the corner of 75th and King on Friday. (Credit: NVP News Video)

Store Roof Collapses In Extra-Alarm Blaze On South Side

Flames and heavy smoke were already shooting through the roof of the Dollar & Up store near the intersection of East 75th Street and South Martin Luther King Drive when crews responded about 12:15 a.m.

01/17/2014

A couple living in the apartment above a bike shop in Berwyn escaped safely after an extra-alarm blaze started early Thursday. (Credit: CBS)

Extra-Alarm Fire Guts Berwyn Bike Shop

The fire started around 4:30 a.m., in the second-floor apartment above Art’s Bicycle Shop, a family-owned business at 6212 W. Cermak Rd. in Berwyn.

01/16/2014

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