Extra-Alarm Fire

Firefighters respond to the scene of an extra-alarm warehouse fire at 40th and Pulaski. (Chicago Fire Media/Twitter)

Fire Extinguisher Plant Becomes Scene Of Extra-Alarm Blaze

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.

03/19/2015

Fire gutted a home in northwest suburban Norridge on Wednesday. Eight people were rescued from the home. (Credit: Network Video Productions)

8 Rescued From Extra-Alarm Blaze In Norridge.

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.

01/07/2015

Crews battle a fire at a southwest suburban apartment complex late Monday. (Photo from Network Video Productions)

15 Displaced By Extra-Alarm Fire In Chicago Ridge

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.

01/06/2015

An extra-alarm fire at Cermak Road and State Street interrupted service on the CTA Green Line, which runs adjacent to the building. (Credit: Network Video Productions)

Two Firefighters Hurt Battling South Loop Blaze

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.

12/31/2014

Crews battle a two-alarm fire near Fulton and Kilbourn early Tuesday. (Credit: Network Video Productions)

Firefighters Put Out Extra-Alarm Blaze In West Garfield Park

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.

12/16/2014

About 80 Fire Department companies responded to an extra-alarm fire at Presence Resurrection Medical Center late Thursday. (Credit: CBS)

Two Firefighters Hurt In Blaze At Resurrection Medical Center

Chaos erupted at a Northwest Side hospital overnight, when dozens of firefighters rushed to extinguish an extra-alarm fire at Presence Resurrection Medical Center.

12/12/2014

Flames went through the roof of the Chicago Firehouse Restaurant in the South Loop on Wednesday, as firefighters tried to extinguish an extra-alarm blaze. (Credit: Chicago Fire Department)

Extra-Alarm Blaze At Chicago Firehouse Restaurant

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.

12/10/2014

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

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