Extra-Alarm Fire

Three Hurt In Extra-Alarm Apartment Fire In NilesCrews responded to a fire alarm and multiple calls of an apartment fire in the 9700 block of Dee Road at 8:30 a.m., Niles Fire Chief Steve Borowski told a reporter at the scene. Firefighters arrived to see flames and smoke coming out the windows, and the blaze was upgraded to an extra alarm.
Firefighters Battle Extra-Alarm Blaze In Portage ParkThe two-alarm fire broke out in the three-story building at 3234 N. Central Ave. at 7:09 a.m., according to Fire Media Affairs. The building contains four businesses on the first floor and 12 apartments on the upper floors.
8 Firefighters Hurt Battling Extra-Alarm Blaze In Rogers ParkEight firefighters were taken to hospitals with minor injuries, after battling an extra-alarm blaze at an apartment building in the Rogers Park neighborhood Monday morning.
Warehouse Building Destroyed By Extra-Alarm FireThe fire started around 7:45 p.m. at a three-story warehouse in the 3000 block of North Rockwell Street. The first crews to arrive found flames on the second floor. The building was quickly engulfed.
Fire Guts Vacant Warehouse In Arlington HeightsWhen firefighters arrived at the former Tower Plastics warehouse, flames were burning through the roof. Crews used several tower ladder trucks to douse the flames, and the Arlington Heights Fire Department raised a second alarm to bring in extra crews. The entire roof and part of one wall collapsed in the blaze.
Pilsen Restaurant Destroyed By Extra-Alarm FireA popular Mexican restaurant in Pilsen was destroyed by fire overnight, leaving at least 40 people out of work just before the holidays.
No Injuries In Extra-Alarm Fire On Far South SideCrews were called to the scene of the house fire in the 10600 block of South Indiana Avenue at 3:29 a.m., according to Fire Media Affairs. They arrived to find the fire in the attic of the vacant 2 1/2-story house.
Oak Park Apartment Building To Be Torn Down After BlazeFencing ringed what remains of the 3-story, 22-unit apartment building in the 200 block of Washington Boulevard on Friday. Oak Park Chief Building Official Steven Cutaia said the building is in such bad shape it's going to have to come down.
Blaze Destroys 22 Apartments In Oak ParkResidents of the three-story apartment building in the 200 block of Washington Boulevard said the flames moved so fast they didn’t even have time to put on their shoes before running out.
Extra-Alarm Blaze Damages Norwood Park Lumber YardA Chicago lumber yard went up in smoke and flames Tuesday, when dry and breezy conditions forced firefighters to return to the warehouse after they seemingly had the blaze under control.
Woodlawn Parish Prays, Plans To Rebuild Church After FireLess than a week after an extra-alarm fire tore through a historic church in the Woodlawn neighborhood, church leaders held a prayer service Sunday on the church steps to help parishioners process the heavy damage.
Extra-Alarm Blaze Devastates Historic Woodlawn ChurchAn extra-alarm fire ravaged a nearly century-old landmark church in Woodlawn on Wednesday, causing the roof to collapse, and sending gray water streaming out the front door hours after firefighters began dousing the heavy flames.

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