Fire Deaths

Three children were killed in a fire in their home in Hammond, Ind., late Wednesday night. Their father and two other children survived, but were critically injured. (Credit: CapturedNews Video)

3 Kids Killed In Fire; Dad, 2 Other Kids Critically Injured

A 28-year-old father who suffered severe burns in a fire at his house in Hammond overnight managed to save two of his children, but he couldn’t reach three others who perished in the blaze.

01/09/2014

Smoke Detector (Credit: Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Chicago Fire Deaths Reached Record Low In 2013

Fire Commissioner Jose Santiago said 16 people died in fires in 2013, the lowest annual total ever recorded in the city. Even so, he said that was 16 deaths too many.

01/07/2014