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The roof of a house in unincorporated DuPage County near Wheaton was damaged by a fire started by a lightning strike on Wednesday. (Credit: Bernie Tafoya/CBS)

Lightning Strikes Damage At Least 4 Homes In Suburbs

A lightning strike injured three firefighters attempting to put out a house fire in unincorporated DuPage County, near Wheaton.

06/18/2014

An elderly couple died in a fire early Wednesday at their home in Mokena. (Credit: CBS)

Elderly Couple Killed In Mokena Blaze Identified

Firefighters pulled 81-year-old Edwin Pauls and 80-year-old Arline Pauls from the burning home after a neighbor called 911 when he awoke to find the home already engulfed in heavy flames and smoke.

06/12/2014

An elderly couple died in a fire early Wednesday at their home in Mokena. (Credit: CBS)

Elderly Couple Dies In Mokena House Fire

Crews were called to the home around 3:20 a.m. Neighbor George Spear said he was awakened by the crackling and popping sounds coming from the burning home.

06/11/2014

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One Dead, One Critically Injured In West Side Fire

One person dead – another critically hurt – in a fire on the West Side.

06/08/2014

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Proposed Site For Immigrant Detention Center Catches Fire

Firefighters on Wednesday night briefly fought an apparent arson fire at the former St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Hall building in northwest Indiana, part of a proposed site of an immigrant detention center.

06/05/2014

Gerardo Rodriguez suffered burns throughout his body after he went back into a Chicago Lawn apartment building to help get his family out when a fire started early Wednesday. (Photo supplied to CBS)

Man Burned Trying To Get Family Out From Fire In Chicago Lawn

When the fire started, Gerardo Rodriguez got out safely from his second floor unit. However, amid the chaos, relatives believe he went back in to try to get his mother out from the first floor of the building. He didn’t realize she’d already made it out.

06/04/2014

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Two Firefighters Suffer Minor Injuries After SW Side Blaze

Two Chicago firefighters are recovering tonight after battling a massive blaze on the city’s Southwest Side.

06/01/2014

Firefighters fight a blaze in the 8700 block of South Commercial Avenue early Sunday. / photo from Fire Media Affairs

Woman Injured After Jumping Out Of Window During Suspicious South Side Fire

A woman was hurt when she jumped out of a window during a fire Sunday morning in the South Chicago neighborhood.

06/01/2014

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Fire Destroys Lemont Home

Lemont Fire Chief George Rimbo said no one was at the home in the 300 block of East Division Street when the fire began and a neighbor called the fire department about 1 p.m. on Monday.

05/27/2014

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Boys Playing With Fireworks Accidentally Set Fire To Des Plaines Middle School

Three boys playing with fireworks caused up to $15,000 of damage to a northwest suburban Des Plaines middle school after the building caught fire Saturday afternoon.

05/25/2014

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20 Families Displaced In Fire At Merrillville Apartment Complex

A northwest Indiana apartment complex hit by fire in 2011 and high winds in 2012 suffered more damage in a fire Saturday.

05/25/2014

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Elgin Authorities Seek Help Investigating Tower Building Fire

Elgin Fire Department Battalion Chief Terrance Bruce said the fire is considered suspicious because first responders found the lobby door glass broken out.

05/16/2014

Planes wait on the taxiway at O'Hare International Airport, after a ground stop was ordered at O'Hare and Midway International Airport, due to smoke inside the TRACON (Terminal Radar Approach Control) facility in Elgin. (Credit: CBS)

Flights At O’Hare And Midway Resume After Ground Halt

Limited flights in and out of O’Hare and Midway international airports are resuming after the local radar facility was evacuated because of smoke inside the building stopped flights.

05/13/2014

A man pulled a 3-year-old boy from this SUV after it crashed into a building in Englewood, just before the SUV caught fire. (Credit: Network Video Productions)

Man Rescues Boy, 3, From SUV That Crashed Into Englewood Building

The 3-year-old boy was riding in a stolen SUV that crashed into a vacant building in the 2000 block of West 59th Street shortly before midnight Sunday night.

05/12/2014

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Proviso East High School Cancels Classes Monday, Tuesday After Fire

Classes at Proviso East High School are cancelled for Monday and Tuesday after a Saturday night fire at the Maywood school.

05/10/2014

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Man Dies After Fire In Glen Ellyn Apartment

A west suburban man died Saturday morning after a fire broke out in his Glen Ellyn apartment Friday morning.

05/10/2014

Smoke rises from an air shaft after a car caught fire in the basement garage of a Near North Side apartment complex early Thursday. (Photo from Network Video Productions)

Car Catches Fire In Lake Shore Drive Apartment Garage

Firefighters responded to the incident about 3 a.m. in the 900 block of North Lake Shore Drive. The vehicle – which was parked in the basement – sent smoke through the building’s ventilation shaft.

05/08/2014

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Fire Destroys Home In Oak Park, Damages Two Others

Crews are working to extinguish a fire in west suburban Oak Park Sunday morning.

05/04/2014

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Families Displaced After Grilling Accident Sparks Woodridge Fire

A propane grill accident is believed to have caused an apartment building fire in west suburban Woodridge, displacing 12 families, authorities said.

05/01/2014

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Dual Tragedies For Elgin Family Prompt Outpouring Of Support

Neighbors, relatives and strangers have come to the aid of an Elgin family that recently was hit hard with a couple of major calamities.

05/01/2014

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