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.
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.
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.
The multiple-alarm fire started in the attic of the home in the 38500 block of North Arbor Court about 3:20 p.m.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Firefighters responded about 1:15 a.m. to the blaze at a two-story apartment building in the 4900 block of South Hoyne Avenue.
The 2-11 fire was reported about 10:30 p.m. in the 5200 block of South Lowe Avenue.
The roof of the warehouse collapsed during the blaze, and the Fire Department said the structure was a total loss.
A good chunk of the building at 8th Avenue and Washington Street collapsed, but no one was injured during the blaze.
A five-alarm barn fire that has been burning since Tuesday evening in northwest suburban Union is under control early Wednesday, although it could take up to two days for crews to completely extinguish it.