Three days after the fire left the 3046 N. Sheffield Ave. building water-logged and burnt, newly unveiled security video shows three people in the alley just minutes before the early-morning fire erupted. CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports.
Firefighters found a mattress on fire in a first-floor bedroom and removed it through a window, extinguishing the fire in the front yard, officials said. The rest of the fire in the bedroom was brought under control in less than 10 minutes.
Chicago Police and Fire Department arson investigators are looking into four fires that were set early this morning at the Sofitel Hotel in the Gold Coast neighborhood, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
Crews responded to the fire at a home in the 300 block of East 88th Place. After the blaze was put out, firefighters found a man thought to be in his 50s dead on the second floor,
The blaze started around 2:15 a.m. in a first-floor bedroom of a home in the 7600 block of West 160th Place. Christina Campa was getting ready for work, when she noticed sparks coming out of the wall near an outlet.
A fire destroyed a roofing company’s building Wednesday afternoon in west suburban Cicero.
Firefighters responded to the blaze shortly before 2 a.m. at a 1 1/2-story home in the 9900 block of South Wallace Street, according Fire Media Affairs.
Authorities were called at 3:14 p.m. with reports of clothes on fire in a bedroom of a house in the 1000 block of Center Street, according to a statement from the Elgin Fire Department. Crews arrived within two minutes to see smoke coming from a second-floor window and occupants evacuating the building.
Firefighters found 48-year-old Maria Concepcion Herrera and her 22-year-old son Carlos Herrera dead in their home in the 3600 block of West 55th Place around 2:50 p.m., after someone reported a couch on fire at the home.
One victim reportedly was stabbed, another had been restrained with duct tape, and a fire was started.
Relatives said 50-year-old Tyrone Lowe was rushed to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he was listed in critical condition.
The FBI has announced a $5,000 reward for information leading to the animal rights extremist or extremists who set fire to several carriages at an historic stable in the Old Town neighborhood in February.
The 25-year-old woman was stabbed in the chest and both arms by a 27-year-old man during a dispute in the 11700 block of South Justine about 11 a.m., police said.
Two gunmen walked into the store about 9:20 p.m. in the 7500 block of South May Street, announcing a robbery and forcing everyone inside the store into a back room. The duo made off with an unspecified amount of cash, and the store occupants noticed smoke coming from the building when they left the back room.
The truck, hauling deoxidizer, was traveling south about 2 a.m. on I-394 near Glenwood Lansing Road when the tractor went up in flames, according to Illinois State Police. The driver disconnected the vehicle from the tractor and drove a safe distance away to call authorities.
The blaze at Homer Tree Service, at 16464 W. 143rd St., in Lockport was so large, police shut down the nearby exit ramp on the Veterans Memorial Tollway.
A fire in the Irving Park neighborhood on the Northwest Side left a 4-year-old boy hospitalized with second-degree burns to more than 75 percent of his body early Sunday.
The fire broke out about 4:30 p.m. in the 3300 block of West 83rd Place, according to Fire Media Affairs spokesman Will Knight.
Crews from multiple south suburbs were battling an extra-alarm fire in Burnham Monday morning.
The fire started around 11:30 p.m. at a home in the 600 block of North Humphrey Avenue. A 6-year-old boy and a 54-year-old man were trapped and unconscious in a second floor apartment for some time until fire rescue crews in oxygen masks could reach them.