Fire

Lawrence Myers (Cook County Sheriff's Department)

Landlord Gets Life In Prison For Arson Fire That Killed 7

Lawrence Myers, 64, was previously convicted of seven counts of first-degree murder in connection with the fire on Feb. 14, 2010, according to the Cook County state’s attorney’s office.

12/17/2014

Crews battle a two-alarm fire near Fulton and Kilbourn early Tuesday. (Credit: Network Video Productions)

Firefighters Put Out Extra-Alarm Blaze In West Garfield Park

The fire was first reported about 12:50 a.m. at a commercial building near Fulton Street and Kilbourn Avenue, according to Fire Media Affairs. It was upgraded to a two-alarm about 20 minutes later.

12/16/2014

Firefighters responded to a fire at a 12-story high-rise in Edgewater early Monday. (Credit: Network Video Productions)

None Injured, But Cat Killed In High-Rise Fire In Edgewater

Several people rushed out of their apartments Monday morning, after a fire in a high-rise in the Edgewater neighborhood.

12/15/2014

Crews battle a fire at a home day care center in Bolingbrook late Saturday. / photo from Network Video Productions

No One Hurt In Weekend Fire At Bolingbrook Day Care

No one was hurt in a fire that broke out at a southwest suburban home day care center late Saturday in Bolingbrook.

12/14/2014

About 80 Fire Department companies responded to an extra-alarm fire at Presence Resurrection Medical Center late Thursday. (Credit: CBS)

Two Firefighters Hurt In Blaze At Resurrection Medical Center

Chaos erupted at a Northwest Side hospital overnight, when dozens of firefighters rushed to extinguish an extra-alarm fire at Presence Resurrection Medical Center.

12/12/2014

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Extra-Alarm Fire Reported Inside Resurrection Hospital

Authorities were notified of the 2-11 blaze about 9:40 p.m. Thursday inside Resurrection Medical Center, 7435 W. Talcott Ave.

12/11/2014

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Man Killed, Two Injured In Fire At Senior Living Center

CHICAGO (STMW) – One man was killed and two other people were hurt in a fire in a senior living center Thursday evening, police and fire officials said. Fire department crews were called to the […]

12/11/2014

Firefighters found a man in the living room of a burning house in Whiting, Indiana. The man died after firefighters pulled him out. (Credit: CBS)

Man Killed In House Fire In Whiting

Investigators were trying to determine the cause of a fire that started around 2 a.m. in the 1200 block of 121st Street in Whiting, Indiana.

12/11/2014

Flames went through the roof of the Chicago Firehouse Restaurant in the South Loop on Wednesday, as firefighters tried to extinguish an extra-alarm blaze. (Credit: Chicago Fire Department)

Extra-Alarm Blaze At Chicago Firehouse Restaurant

The Fire Department said the fire was “through the roof” at the Chicago Firehouse Restaurant, at 1401 S. Michigan Av. The building is literally a former Chicago firehouse, which was converted into a restaurant in 1999.

12/10/2014

A 10-year-old child was killed after an apartment fire near Kimball and Ardmore. (Credit: CBS)

Family Sues Landlord After Hollywood Park Blaze Kills Son

Tahir Khan and Maria Tahir tried to get their family out, but the stairway was blocked by flames. They dropped their two youngest children out a window, to people outside the building, and then jumped to escape the flames. Their oldest son, 10-year-old Ans Khan, didn’t make it out.

11/26/2014

The Old Chicago Main Post Office building at 433 W. Van Buren St. (Credit: CBS)

Fire Reported At Vacant Old Post Office Building

The fire started around 8:25 a.m. and spread to the roof and top floor of the vacant building at 433 W. Van Buren St.

11/25/2014

The front part of a car crashed into a building in Humboldt Park early Tuesday. (Photo from Network Video Productions)

7 Hurt When Car Crashes Into Building In Humboldt Park

A vehicle was involved in an accident with a CTA bus in the 3900 block of West Ontario around 12:15 a.m., police said, citing preliminary information. One of the vehicles hit a building, which caught fire after the crash, police said.

11/25/2014

Silhouette Of Firefighter. File Photo. (Nate Azark/WBBM)

Vernon Hills Fire Damages Three Homes

Multiple people were displaced after a fire rendered three attached homes uninhabitable Monday morning in north suburban Vernon Hills.

11/25/2014

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Investigation Continues Into Stable Fire That Killed 32 Horses

Investigators have not yet determined what caused a stable fire that killed 32 horses near north suburban Woodstock, but they said they know where it started.

11/24/2014

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Up To 32 Horses Die In Woodstock Stable Fire

As many as thirty-two horses died Saturday night in a stable fire in northwest suburban Woodstock.

11/23/2014

No one was hurt when a party bus burst into flames Saturday afternoon on I-294. / photo by George Slefo

Party Bus Becomes ‘Engulfed In Flames’ On I-294

No one was hurt when a party bus suddenly became “engulfed in flames” Saturday afternoon on the Tristate Tollway in the northwest suburbs.

11/22/2014

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Red Cross Shares Top Safety Tips for Thanksgiving

On November 25, CBS Chicago and the Red Cross of Greater Chicago will hold the third annual CBS Chicago Cares Telethon. To donate, visit cbschicago.com/redcross. You can also donate by calling 855.350.2900 or texting REDCROSS to 90999 (Phone lines will be […]

11/21/2014

A gorilla doll outside Terry's Byke Haus has greeted customers for years before a fire on Wednesday gutted the shop in southwest suburban Countryside. (Credit: Bernie Tafoya/WBBM)

South Suburban Bike Shop Destroyed In Fire

Terry’s Byke Haus has been around for 46 years, according to its website. Area resident Darlene Roncskevitz called the store “a landmark in Countryside,” especially because of the large gorilla doll that stood facing 55th Street, waving at passing motorists.

11/20/2014

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Police Investigate Infant Death, Fire In Kenosha

Kenosha police say a male suspect is in custody and being treated for smoke inhalation following the Tuesday evening incident. Police responded to a domestic violence report at the home Tuesday and found the infant with unspecified injuries. The child died at a hospital.

11/19/2014

CTA crews had to clear thick ice from the elevated tracks for the Brown Line and Purple Line near Armitage. The tracks were coated with ice from water used to douse an extra-alarm blaze at a vacant old school building next to the tracks. (Credit: CTA)

Brown, Purple Line Service Back To Normal After Disruption From Lincoln Park Fire

Elevated train service on the CTA’s Brown and Purple lines was suspended for nearly six hours Tuesday morning between the North Side and the Loop as firefighters put out an extra-alarm fire at a 124-year-old shuttered school in Lincoln Park.

11/18/2014

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