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Crews battle a house fire in the 11600 block of South Michigan Avenue on April 15, 2014. / Eric Clark For Sun Times Media Group

8 Hurt, Including 2 Firefighters, In South Side Fire

Eight people are hurt, including 2 firefighters and a police officer, in a fire on the South Side Tuesday afternoon, according to Chicago Fire Spokesman Larry Langford.

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Woman, 76, Dead After Tinley Park Fire

A 76-year-old woman died Friday night after a fire in southwest suburban Tinley Park.

04/12/2014

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Firefighter, 3 Others Hospitalized After Separate South Side Fires

The firefighter, two children and one adult were hospitalized after a fire in the South Shore neighborhood.

04/11/2014

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Man Charged With Killing Woman Found Slain After February Fire

Matthew Rosario, 28, was charged with first-degree murder in connection with the death of 51-year-old Lucy Wrobel.

04/10/2014

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Fire At Six Flags Great America Causes $60,000 In Damage

Investigators say the blaze started next to the Grand Music Hall, in an employee smoking area.

04/03/2014

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Body Found After Fire In Vacant Gary Building

Firefighters discovered the body in the doorway of the vacant building in the 1800 block of Pennsylvania Street in Gary as they were extinguishing the blaze a few minutes after midnight.

04/02/2014

Smoke billows from a house-explosion scene in Joliet (Marge Brennan).

Arson Ruled Out, Gas Leak Blamed In Joliet House Explosion

Investigators have confirmed a gas leak was to blame for an explosion and fire that destroyed a house in southwest suburban Joliet earlier this week.

03/28/2014

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Man Set Fire To West Side Home After Standoff With Police

A man who police said was suffering emotional distress allegedly threatened a neighbor, then set fire to his own West Side home as police were trying to coax him outside.

03/27/2014

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Hammond Man Heralded As Hero For Saving Neighbor From Fire

John Tomczak Jr. was watching TV in his living room about 10:25 a.m. when he heard a strange noise coming from outside his Hammond, Ind., home, he said. He went to the back of his house to see if he could figure out what it was.

03/27/2014

Smoke billows from a house-explosion scene in Joliet (Marge Brennan).

ATF, Joliet Fire Department Investigating House Explosion

Local and federal investigators were in Joliet on Tuesday, trying to determine what caused a house to explode in flames Monday afternoon.

03/25/2014

Firefighters respond to the scene of a house explosion in New Lenox Monday. (CBS)

Explosion Levels Joliet Residence

Emergency officials are responding to a report of a house explosion in southwest suburban Joliet.

03/24/2014

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One Dead In Naperville Fire

Naperville firefighters responded to a fire in a second-floor unit of a three-story apartment building at 108 Douglas Av. around 11:30 p.m. Thursday.

03/21/2014

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Cops Lead Two To Safety From Geneva House Fire

Geneva police officers — the first responders on the scene — alerted two adult residents unaware of the fire and escorted them safely out of the single-family residence.

03/17/2014

Four adults — including one man who was rescued from the roof — were in need of shelter Saturday morning after a fire broke out in a two-unit apartment building in south suburban Phoenix. | photo from Phoenix Village Fire Department

Man Rescued From Roof In Phoenix Apartment Fire

Four adults — including one man who was rescued from the roof — were in need of shelter Saturday morning after a fire broke out in a two-unit apartment building in south suburban Phoenix.

03/15/2014

Emergency crews respond to a fire Wednesday afternoon in the 1700 block of West Juneway Terrace. / image from Network Video Productions

Dead Girl’s Mom Fears Daughter Started Fatal Fire

There were no working smoke detectors in the apartment in the 1700 block of West Juneway Terrace, where LeAndrea White was found dead on the bedroom floor Wednesday afternoon.

03/13/2014

Emergency crews respond to a fire Wednesday afternoon in the 1700 block of West Juneway Terrace. / image from Network Video Productions

Three-Year-Old Girl Dies In Rogers Park Fire

A child was found dead after a fire Wednesday in the Rogers Park neighborhood.

03/12/2014

Firefighters battle an extra-alarm blaze at an auto repair shop in Irving Park. (Credit: CBS)

Auto Repair Shop Gutted By Extra-Alarm Fire

The fire started around 3 a.m. at a business in the 2700 block of West Irving Park Road, and extra crews were quickly called in, as intense flames were shooting through the roof shortly after the first crews arrived.

03/10/2014

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Child Playing With Lighter Starts Fire At Batavia Apartment

A child playing with a lighter started a fire that caused $25,000 worth of damage to an apartment building in west suburban Batavia Saturday afternoon.

03/08/2014

An elderly man was injured late Friday in a fire in the Chatham neighborhood. (CBS)

Elderly Man Dies In Chatham Fire

An elderly man died after a fire left his South Side Chatham neighborhood home uninhabitable Friday night.

03/07/2014

A woman reportedly died after a fatal fire Thursday night in Woodstock. (CBS)

Woman Dead Following Woodstock Fire

Fire officials tell CBS 2 their efforts to fight the fire may have been hampered by snow that covered hydrants.

03/06/2014

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