Smoke and flames could be seen for miles Thursday night, as an extra-alarm blaze engulfed a fire extinguisher plant in the Archer Heights neighborhood.
The fire started around 5 a.m. in a single-family home in the 7900 block of West Gunnison Street. Four adults and four children were trapped inside when firefighters arrived, and had to be rescued from the house.
Crews responded about 10:30 p.m. to the blaze at the 18-unit building in the 9800 block of Sayre Avenue. Firefighters were met by heavy flames showing from the back of the second story and spreading to the roof. A second alarm was called for the fire due to the sloppy winter weather and a frozen fire hydrant.
The fire started around 3 a.m. in a one-story commercial building at the corner of State Street and Cermak Road. The building houses a cell phone store and three fast food restaurants – one ironically named Dragon Fire.
The fire was first reported about 12:50 a.m. at a commercial building near Fulton Street and Kilbourn Avenue, according to Fire Media Affairs. It was upgraded to a two-alarm about 20 minutes later.
Chaos erupted at a Northwest Side hospital overnight, when dozens of firefighters rushed to extinguish an extra-alarm fire at Presence Resurrection Medical Center.
The Fire Department said the fire was “through the roof” at the Chicago Firehouse Restaurant, at 1401 S. Michigan Av. The building is literally a former Chicago firehouse, which was converted into a restaurant in 1999.
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.
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.
A far north suburban community was in shock Wednesday morning, after fire destroyed their place of worship.
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.
Chicago firefighters spent several hours Tuesday morning putting out a stubborn fire in the North Lawndale neighborhood.
Extra crews were called in to battle flames that rapidly spread through a three-story building on the 6300 block of South Halsted Street.
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.
One minor injury was reported after an extra-alarm fire overnight at a senior citizens’ apartment complex in Forest Park.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The female was found with multiple stab wounds inside one of multiple structures that caught fire in the Brighton Park neighborhood.