Evanston Home Uninhabitable After Lightning Strike Causes FireA neighbor called to report that lightning had struck a two-story house in the 1500 block of Wesley Avenue at 8:19 p.m. and that there was smoke coming from the roof, according to a statement from the Evanston Fire Department.
5 Injured In West Ridge Fire, Including Police OfficerWhen firefighters arrived, some people were screaming for help from the second floor, and crews rescued two people from the building using ladders.
Fire Damages Goodman Theatre SignOfficials say the fire does not appear to be suspicious.
Firefighter Hurt, 8 Displaced In Wrigleyville BlazeThe fire was reported in a 2 1/2 story building in the 1000 block of West Cornelia, according to Fire Media Affairs. The fire started on a rear porch and spread to the building to the south, but was struck out about 5:15 a.m.
Man Charged With Lakeview ArsonA Lincoln Park man has been charged with starting a fire in a dumpster that damaged a nearby building in the Lakeview neighborhood over the weekend.
20 Displaced After Palatine Apartment Building Fire Twenty people were in need of shelter Saturday morning after a fire broke out in an apartment building in northwest suburban Palatine.
Tough Loss For Harvey After Strip Mall Collapses In Extra-Alarm BlazeA fire at a 74-year-old commercial building in south suburban Harvey was still smoldering Friday morning, some 18 hours after it started, causing the building to collapse.
Extra-Alarm Fire Destroys Harvey Strip MallThe Chicago Fire Department assisted Harvey firefighters Thursday night in fighting a three-alarm blaze that wiped out a commercial building in downtown Harvey.
Man Held On Murder, Arson Charges In Deaths Of Two Kankakee BoysBond was set at $5 million Thursday for a 61-year-old man charged with murder and arson in connection with a fire that left two young boys dead earlier this month in downstate Kankakee.
Employees Claim They Found Bottles Apparently Filled With Gas Week Before Mattress Warehouse FireCBS 2’s Sandra Torres spoke with several employees who say this fire could have been prevented and they claim to know who did it.
CFD: Extra-Alarm Southwest Side Fire Found To Be SuspiciousAn extra-alarm fire that left two firefighters hurt Saturday night in the Southwest Side Brighton Park neighborhood was suspicious, according to the Chicago Fire Department.
Man Charged With Murder, Arson In Fire That Killed Two BoysAlex Sawyer, 61, has been charged with two counts of murder and eight counts of aggravated arson, according to the Kankakee Fire Department.