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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.

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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

Lincolnwood firefighters use foam to douse flames after two U.S. Postal Service vans caught fire in Lincolnwood on Aug. 25, 2014 (Credit: Scott Lasker/Network Video Productions)

Officials Conducting Arson Investigation After Post Office Vans Burned

Federal authorities were reviewing surveillance camera footage as part of an arson investigation, after to U.S. Postal Service vans were set ablaze Monday night.

08/26/2014

A woman died and three men were injured, including a firefighter, after a fire in this building in Logan Square late Thursday night. (Credit: Network Video Productions)

Woman Dead, Two Men Hurt In Logan Square Fire

The woman and two men apparently were squatting in a vacant two-story building in the 3400 block of West Armitage Avenue, when a fire started in the second-floor apartments around 11:40 p.m. Thursday.

08/15/2014

Firefighters quickly extinguished a fire in the 1100 block of South Plymouth Court on Wednesday. An elderly woman was taken to the hospital as a precaution. (Credit: CBS)

Elderly Woman Hospitalized After Fire That Prompted Mayday From Firefighter

A Chicago firefighter briefly found himself in trouble Wednesday morning at a fire in a South Loop mid-rise apartment building.

08/13/2014

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Nine Injured, Including FiveFirefighters, After Fire At U Of C Dorm For Faculty, Staff

Nine people -including five firefighters and a child – were injured in a smoky fire in a 15-story University of Chicago dorm for faculty and staff.

08/11/2014

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Crew Ties Chicago Fire 1-1

Federico Higuain scored 10 seconds into the second half for Columbus in the Crew’s 1-1 tie with the Chicago Fire on Saturday night.

08/02/2014

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Man Found Dead After Fire In Cicero

A 23-year-old man was found dead in the attic of a building in west suburban Cicero, after firefighters extinguished a fire early Friday morning.

08/01/2014

A garage exploded in southwest suburban Alsip on Thursday. (Credit: CBS)

Garage Explodes In Alsip

The blast and resulting fire also damaged an above-ground swimming pool, burned some of the siding off the back of the house, and blasted a hole in the roof of a neighboring garage.

07/31/2014

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One Hurt In Naperville Fire

The fire that damaged Dutchman Heating & Cooling Inc., 400 E. Ogden Ave., erupted one week to the day after fire ravaged Grandma Sally’s Family Restaurant, less than a block away at 450 E. Ogden Ave.

07/25/2014

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Boy, 4, Dies In Bensenville House Fire

Firefighters were called to the home at 1555 W. Devon Av. around 2 p.m., and found smoke and fire coming from two sides of the house. A family member told firefighters a child was trapped inside the house, and crews rushed in to try to find him, but they could not reach him in time.

07/24/2014

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Child Killed In Bensenville Fire

A child is dead and a second member of a Bensenville family sustained minor injuries in a house fire Wednesday.

07/23/2014

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