A good chunk of the building at 8th Avenue and Washington Street collapsed, but no one was injured during the blaze.
A report by federal investigators has concluded that poor on-site communication was a contributing factor in the death of a veteran Chicago firefighter last year
Ten people were displaced after a fire Thursday morning in an East Garfield Park apartment building on the West Side.
Firefighters are working to extinguish an extra-alarm fire at an apartment building in the South Side Chatham neighborhood.
The fire started in a 1-1/2-story frame house about 1 a.m. in the 200 block of West 113th Street.
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.
A teenager playing with a lighter in bed caused a basement fire in a northwest suburban Elgin home Monday night, injuring one man and causing about $10,000 in damage to the house.
During the class, methanol was being burned inside a container, which shattered, causing the chemical to spill, Fire Media Affairs Director Larry Langford said.
The Red Cross says last Sunday’s tornadoes illustrate how disasters can devastate communities, but it says the biggest threat to Chicago area families isn’t severe weather, but fires.
No one was hurt in a hard-fought fire overnight in Lyons, but it appears the blaze did destroy one of the town’s landmarks.
Two people were displaced by a vacant building fire Saturday morning that spread to a nearby home in the Lawndale neighborhood on the West Side.
No one was home when a fire Monday morning killed several cats and did $100,000 to a home in southwest suburban Oswego.
Initial dispatch reports — later determined to be unfounded — said there might be people trapped on the first floor of the building.
The roof of the house was starting to collapse when the first fire engine arrived within 4-5 minutes of being called.
fire was reported at a church in the Hermosa neighborhood on the Northwest Side early Saturday.
Two elderly women, one bound to a wheelchair, lived at the home. Neighbors speculated that the third fire victim may have been a caretaker.
The manager of the fast-food restaurant at 3441 S. Harlem in Berwyn called 911 a few minutes after 8 a.m. to report smoke coming from the ceiling.
Chocolate production is under way again at the Blommer Chocolate Company on Wednesday morning after a fire broke out at the West Town factory early Tuesday.
Firefighters found the bodies of three people inside, all on the first floor. Two of the victims were so badly burned, it was impossible to tell their age or gender.
The two, whose ages were not immediately known, were transported from the blaze to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County in serious condition.