Fire Marshal

An indoor sprinkler during a fire drill. (CBS)

State Fire Marshal Withdraws Sprinkler Proposal

The Illinois Fire Marshal said Friday he’s shelving a plan that would have required sprinklers to be added to older high-rise apartment buildings as well as all new-home construction.

08/02/2013

An indoor sprinkler during a fire drill. (CBS)

Fire Marshal’s Absence Sparks Anger From Condo Owners At Meeting

An angry capacity crowd turned out for a town hall meeting Wednesday night at Roosevelt University on new state fire code requirements that would force older high-rises to install costly sprinkler systems.

07/31/2013

Investigators believe a fire that gutted this three-story building in Whiting, Ind., on Jan. 20, 2013, was the result of arson. (Credit: CBS)

Fire That Destroyed Whiting Building Was Apparent Arson

Indiana state fire marshals ruled the Jan. 20 fire at a 117-year-old building at 119th and Sheridan in Whiting, Ind., was caused by ignitable liquid on the floor of the dress shop on the first floor, and have handed over the case to police.

03/07/2013