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.
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.
A Chicago firefighter briefly found himself in trouble Wednesday morning at a fire in a South Loop mid-rise apartment building.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A child is dead and a second member of a Bensenville family sustained minor injuries in a house fire Wednesday.
Since the late 1970s, people have been visiting Grandma Sally’s to try the famous cheesecake, waffles, and pancakes. Unfortunately for its owners, employees, and customers, the restaurant was all but destroyed by an early morning fire.
About 10:20 p.m., firefighters responded to the 3000 block of South Morgan Street for a garage fully engulfed in flames, Steger Fire Chief Nowell Fillion said. The fire also spread to two homes — heavily damaging one and causing exterior damage to the other.
A house in south suburban Dolton was destroyed in an early morning fire, after firefighters were unable to get inside, due to the house being “packed to the gills” with junk.
A survivor of a late May boating accident on Lake Michigan that killed at least two people is suing the company that rented the group the 33-foot motorboat that caught fire miles from shore.
A fire caused by a grill on the balcony of a west suburban Naperville home caused $60,000 in damages Sunday evening.
Fire investigators are working to find out what caused a massive fire at a restaurant in downtown Naperville.
Village Mayor Ken Peterson said it’s still unclear whether a lightning strike is to blame for a power surge that started the fire during Monday night’s storms.
The fire at the home in the 6500 block of South Emerald Avenue was extinguished about 3:30 a.m., according to Chicago Fire Department Media Affairs. At 5:30 a.m., CFD Media Affairs said the house had collapsed.
A fire that caused about $100,000 in damage to a west suburban Lombard home Monday night may have been caused by a lightning strike during the heavy thunderstorms that moved through the Chicago area, officials said.
Crews responded about 9:45 p.m. to the blaze in the 3600 block of Schillinger Court in Naperville when a resident reported smelling smoke after a nearby lightning strike.