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.
Roofers had been using propane torches before the West Rogers Park fire was reported at 4 p.m. Friday.
A fire that killed a baby and a woman in Englewood on Tuesday appeared to be an accident, based on a preliminary investigation. according to the Fire Department.
An 11-month-old girl and a 49-year-old woman were killed Tuesday, when an extra-alarm fire damaged three homes in Englewood.
The blaze, reported just after noon, is in the basement of a five-story warehouse that used to be a furniture company at 1034 S. Kostner Ave.
A four-alarm fire destroyed a warehouse in Brighton Park overnight, and firefighters had to return to the scene a second time after extinguishing the blaze, when the fire reignited.
A firefighter was hospitalized after crews battled a two-alarm fire Tuesday afternoon in the North Side Wrigleyville neighborhood.
The officer suffered smoke inhalation while helping a 60-year-old man who was hurt when he sparked a fire by smoking while using medical oxygen.
The two-alarm fire spread to three consecutive buildings in the 7600 block of South Eggleston Avenue.
Firefighters spent nearly five hours extinguishing the flames of an extra-alarm fire in Bronzeville overnight.
The 2-11 alarm fire occurred at a 3-story apartment building at 1433 S. Kenneth Ave. about 5:45 a.m.
An extra-alarm blaze broke out early Monday afternoon in the South Side Park Manor neighborhood.
Firefighters spent several hours Thursday working to put out an extra-alarm blaze at a warehouse building in far southwest suburban Grundy County.