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Fire Officials: Man, 60, Killed In Austin Fire

The fire started just before 5:25 p.m. in a two-story, multi-unit apartment building in the 500 block of South Lavergne Avenue.

02/13/2014

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One Dead In Jefferson Park Fire

A person was found dead when a fire broke out at a home on the far Northwest Side, fire officials said.

01/24/2013

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Rockford House Fire Kills Four People

Authorities say four people are dead after a fire broke out overnight in a Rockford home.

01/07/2013

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Man Who Died In Highland Park Fire Believed To Be Restaurateur

It could be a few days before authorities have a positive identification on a man found dead in his burning home in Highland Park, but neighbors say he was the owner of a local restaurant.

CBS Chicago–09/25/2012

Bernice King, 33 (left), and her daughter Angel Harris, 14 (right), were killed in a fire in an apartment in Gary, Ind. Police said the fire was set intentionally, and they have leads on the suspect. (Credit: CBS)

Woman, Teen Daughter Killed In Gary Apartment Fire; Blaze Deliberately Set

A woman and a teenage girl were killed and five more – a firefighter among them – were injured early Wednesday in an apartment fire in Gary, Ind.

CBS Chicago–07/25/2012

Todd Mandoline, 23, is charged with one count of first-degree murder, two counts of aggravated arson, one count of arson and one count of criminal damage to property for allegedly setting a deadly fire in Lombard on July 22, 2012. (Credit: DuPage County Jail)

Man Held Without Bond In Deadly Lombard Arson

A 23-year old man is set to appear for a bond hearing in DuPage County Wednesday morning, accused of murder and arson.

CBS Chicago–07/25/2012

James Kluppelberg (right) and his attorney Karl Leonard walk through the parking lot of the Menard Correctional Center, after Kluppelberg was released from prison on May 31, 2012. (Credit: Eva Nagao)

Man Wrongfully Convicted Of Deadly Arson Fire Set Free

A 46-year-old man cleared of setting a fire that killed a woman and her five children in 1984 has been released from prison.

CBS Chicago–05/31/2012

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1 Dead In Fire In Humboldt Park

A person was found dead in an abandoned building that caught fire Friday afternoon in the West Side Humboldt Park neighborhood.

04/07/2012

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Man Dies When Controlled Brush Burn Rages Into Inferno

An elderly man from rural Will County died Wednesday, after being overcome by flames while working in his yard.

CBS Chicago–03/15/2012

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Woman Found Dead In Gary Apartment Fire

GARY, Ind. (STMW) – Officials are investigating the cause of what they suspect is an accidental fire at a Gary apartment complex that claimed the life of the 56-year-old woman who lived there. Cpl. Gabrielle […]

02/26/2012

Lake Shore Drive Fire

City Publishes Fire Safety Compliance Information For High-Rises

The Emanuel administration is making important safety information for high-rise buildings available online, after a woman died in a horrific fire last month.

CBS Chicago–02/03/2012

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Workers Take Down Barriers Blocking Building Where Kids Died In Fire

City workers on Thursday morning removed a set of concrete and steel posts that had blocked a key entrance to an apartment complex where two small children died in a fire earlier this week.

CBS Chicago–01/26/2012

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DCFS Probes Neglect Allegations In Deadly Far South Side Fire

The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services in investigating accusations of neglect, for the family that lived in the Far South Side apartment where a fire broke out early Tuesday and killed two children.

CBS Chicago–01/25/2012

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2 Toddlers Dead In Far South Side Fire

Two toddlers were killed early Tuesday in a townhouse fire on the city’s Far South Side, and an accident involving a 6-year-old boy cooking on the stove may be to blame.

CBS Chicago–01/24/2012

Beacon Street Fire

Man, 79, Dead After Uptown Fire

A 79-year-old man is dead, after his apartment went up in flames in the Uptown neighborhood overnight.

CBS Chicago–01/20/2012

Lake Shore Drive Fire

Officials: Open Door Helped Spread Fatal Fire In Lakeview

City officials said Monday that a door left open by a Lakeview couple fleeing a high-rise fire helped spread the deadly blaze and an elevator malfunction slowed firefighters’ ability to get to the fire right away.

CBS Chicago–01/09/2012

75th Street Fire

Owner Of Building Where Firefighters Died Can’t Make Bond, Sent To Jail

The owner of a South Shore neighborhood building where two Chicago firefighters died battling a blaze is now in jail, after failing to make bond on contempt charges.

CBS Chicago–01/05/2012

Rogers Park Fire

Rogers Park Fire Leaves Man Dead

A man died in a fire in his Rogers Park neighborhood apartment early Wednesday, just one day moved in, according to fire officials.

CBS Chicago–01/04/2012

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Medical Records Needed to Identify Man Who Died In Fire

Medical records were needed to identify a 75-year-old man who was killed in a Joliet Township house fire on Christmas morning.

CBS Chicago–12/28/2011

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Man Dies In House Fire Near Joliet

A man died in a fire at a residence in an unincorporated area of Joliet Township Sunday morning.

12/25/2011

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