Fire

Firefighters on the scene of a residential fire in the Grand Crossing neighborhood. (Credit: Mike Krauser)

Elderly Woman Injured After Residential Fire

Firefighters rescued an elderly woman from a blaze in a residence on the South Side on Thursday morning.

10/16/2014

Chicago fire crews battling a blaze in the 4400 block of South Honore. (Credit: Brad Edwards)

One-Year-Old Child, 18-Year-Old Sibling Hospitalized After Back Of The Yards Fire

A one-year-old child and and 18-year-old sibling were taken to the hospital after being rescued from a house fire in the Back of the Yards neighborhood Wednesday afternoon.

10/15/2014

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FAA Techs Defend Backup System For Crippled Radar Facility

FAA employees who have helped keep air traffic moving safely over the Midwest since last Friday’s act of sabotage at a radar facility in Aurora are answering critics who have said there isn’t a proper backup system in place.

10/03/2014

Firefighters respond to the FAA Chicago Air Route Traffic Control Center  in Aurora on Friday. (Credit: CBS)

FAA Chief Says Damaged Radar Facility On Track To Be Fixed By Oct. 13

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin said FAA Administrator Michael Huerta planned to tour the crippleed Chicago Air Route Traffic Control Center (ARTCC) in Aurora, then meet with members of the Illinois congressional delegation to discuss repairs and an ongoing FAA review of the incident.

10/03/2014

Part of a three-story apartment building collapsed during a fire late Wednesday night in West Garfield Park. (Credit: Network Video Productions)

West Garfield Park Building Partially Collapses In Fire

Firefighters were waiting for building inspectors to allow them to begin searching the rubble for victims in what’s left of the apartment building near Van Buren Street and Kostner Avenue.

10/02/2014

The air traffic control tower is seen behind the departures level of Terminal 2 at O'Hare International Airport. (Photo credit: Mira Oberman/AFP/Getty Images)

O’Hare, Midway Continue To Increase Flights After Radar Center Fire

As the FAA continues to make repairs to a severely damaged radar center in Aurora, flight performance at Chicago’s two airports has gradually improved as air traffic controllers have shifted to facilities in four other states to pick up the slack.

09/30/2014

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Raging Fire Engulfs West Side Building

A three-alarm fire at a West Side building could be seen for miles Thursday afternoon.

09/25/2014

A large home in north suburban Wadsworth was destroyed after a four-alarm fire burned for nearly three hours Wednesday morning. (Credit: CBS)

Wadsworth Home Destroyed In Extra-Alarm Blaze

The fire started around 4 a.m. in home at MacIntosh Court and Orchard Bluff Lane. At least 20 trucks from various area fire departments responded to the blaze, including crews from Zion, Beach Park, and some towns in Wisconsin.

09/24/2014

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Three Hurt In Elmhurst Restaurant Fire

One person was burned and two others were hurt when repairs to a gas line started a fire at a restaurant Tuesday afternoon in west suburban Elmhurst.

09/23/2014

Firefighters battle an extra-alarm blaze in North Lawndale on Tuesday. (Credit: CBS)

Extra-Alarm Fire Extinguished In North Lawndale

Chicago firefighters spent several hours Tuesday morning putting out a stubborn fire in the North Lawndale neighborhood.

09/23/2014

Fire crews battle a two-alarm fire at at Unity Church of God in Christ in the West Side Austin neighborhood Saturday morning. / photo from Fire Media Affairs

Roof Of West Side Church Partially Collapses During Two-Alarm Fire

Fire crews extinguished a multiple-alarm fire at a church in the West Side Austin neighborhood Saturday afternoon.

09/20/2014

One person was injured in a house explosion in Elgin. (CBS)

One Person Injured In Elgin House Explosion

One person was injured in a house explosion in Elgin on Monday night, causing about $150,000 in damage, according to fire officials.

09/16/2014

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Landlord Sued In South Side Blaze That Killed 4 Children

The mother of a man forced to jump with his girlfriend from a third-floor apartment window to escape a fatal blaze Monday has sued the building’s owner and management company, the Sun-Times is reporting.

09/10/2014

Eriana Smith, Carlvon Clark, Shamarion Clark, and Carliysia Clark (left to right) were killed in a fire at their Roseland apartment early Monday. (Family photos)

Building Owner Calls Death Of Four Children ‘The Saddest Situation’

The owner of the building where four children died in a fire early Monday called the tragedy “the saddest situation I’ve ever gone through in my life.”

09/09/2014

Eriana Smith, Carlvon Clark, Shamarion Clark, and Carliysia Clark (left to right) were killed in a fire at their Roseland apartment early Monday. (Family photos)

4 Kids Dead, 2 Adults Injured In Roseland Fire

Four children were killed and two adults were seriously injured in an apartment fire early Monday in the Roseland neighborhood.

09/08/2014

Firefighters pour water on the rubble of a house that was destroyed in an explosion late Monday night. Two neighboring homes caught fire as a result of the blast. (Credit: Network Video Productions)

Elderly Woman Dies In House Explosion In Streator

An elderly woman was killed overnight when her home was leveled by an explosion in LaSalle County. The woman’s son also was in the home at the time, but survived. Three firefighters also were hurt while helping put out the flames.

09/02/2014

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Electrical Fire Closes Courthouse In Gary

The fire comes one day after county commissioners and council members in a joint meeting decided to bond $12 million for Department of Justice-mandated repairs at the jail, road and bridge work, and maintenance and repairs at various county buildings, including the courthouse.

08/29/2014

A fire which started in the basement of a three-story commercial building in Englewood spread through the entire building and through the roof. (Credit: CBS)

Firefighters Battle Massive Blaze In Englewood

Extra crews were called in to battle flames that rapidly spread through a three-story building on the 6300 block of South Halsted Street.

08/28/2014

The Office Dining & Spirits in St. Charles. (Credit: Facebook)

Fire Causes Major Damage At St. Charles Restaurant

The fire alarm sounded at The Office Dining & Spirits, at 201 E. Main St. in St. Charles, around 6 a.m. Fire Chief Joe Schelstreet said firefighters arrived within a minute, and saw smoke coming from the roof, which was closed at the time.

08/27/2014

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Four Escape Safely From Naperville House Fire

Naperville Fire Department investigators were seeking the cause of a blaze that did significant damage to a house Tuesday night.

08/27/2014

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