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Fire destroyed or damaged five garages on one block in the Marquette Park neighborhood overnight. The Fire Department was not yet sure whether the fires started in one garage and spread to the others, or spread by some other means. (Credit: Bernie Tafoya/WBBM)

Five Garages Damaged By Fire In Marquette Park

The fire was first reported about 2:30 a.m. in the 3500 block of West 65th Street, according to Fire Media Affairs spokesman Will Knight.

11/11/2014

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

Boy Killed In Northwest Side Fire Identified, Parents In Critical Condition

The boy who died in a fire in the Hollywood Park neighborhood over the weekend has been identified as a 10-year-old boy who lived with his family in the four-story apartment building.

11/10/2014

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Ford Heights Man Dies After Cooking-Related Fire

A 76-year-old man died Friday night, a day after he was burned while cooking in south suburban Ford Heights.

11/10/2014

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

10-Year-Old Boy Killed, 11 Hurt In Fire On Northwest Side

A 10-year-old boy was killed and 11 other people were hospitalized after an extra-alarm fire early Sunday at a Northwest Side apartment building.

11/09/2014

Fire crews on the scene of a fire near 128th and Kenneth in south suburban Alsip. (Credit: CBS)

Fire Crews Battle Alsip Blaze

Fire crews were on the scene Saturday morning of a fire that tore through at least one building near 127th and Kenneth in south suburban Alsip.

11/08/2014

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Firefighter Hurt In Humboldt Park Blaze

A firefighter was injured in a Saturday morning blaze in the Humboldt Park neighborhood on the West Side.

11/08/2014

Crews battle a blaze in southwest suburban Burbank late Tuesday that left one person dead. (Credit: Network Video Productions)

One Dead In Burbank House Fire

Firefighters responded at 11:55 p.m. to the blaze at a home in the 8600 block of South Major Avenue, according to a statement from Burbank police. Crews put out the fire and found one person dead in the front room.

11/05/2014

The scene of the fire in Chatham early Tuesday. (Credit: Network Video Productions)

Firefighters Battle Blaze In Chatham

Firefighters responded to the 8200 block of South Langley about 1:50 a.m., Fire Media Affairs said. Officials described the blaze as a “small fire that occurred in the rear” of the building.

11/04/2014

A 14-year-old boy was missing after a fire swept through his family's home in Prospect Heights. (Credit: CBS)

Missing Teen Found Safe After Fire Guts Prospect Heights House

The 14-year-old boy’s family reported him missing after firefighters responded to a blaze in the 1200 block of Stratford Road around 3:45 a.m. When firefighters arrived, the boy’s parents said the teenager was nowhere to be found. Hours later, the boy was found safe at a friend’s apartment.

11/03/2014

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Man Killed In Garfield Ridge Fire, Woman In Critical Condition

A 90-year-old man is dead and a woman is in critical condition after a Saturday night fire in the Garfield Ridge neighborhood.

11/02/2014

Crews battle a house fire in west suburban Lombard early Thursday. (Credit: Network Video Productions)

Fire Destroys Home In Lombard

The fire started in the garage of a house in the 400 block of Collen Court. One of the home’s residents heard a “pop” in the garage and opened the door to find it engulfed in flames, DiRienzo said. The fire spread into the house, and flames were through the roof by the time fire crews arrived.

10/30/2014

Fire gutted a ranch-style home in west suburban Woodridge. Six residents made it out safe. (Credit: CBS)

Woodridge Family Escapes Early Morning Fire

A pregnant woman woke up to find her house on fire Tuesday morning in west suburban Woodridge, and she scrambled to get her family to safety.

10/28/2014

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Woman Hospitalized After Chatham Fire

The fire began at a two-story frame house in the 8100 block of South Vincennes Avenue shortly after 4 a.m., according to Fire Media Affairs. A 66-year-old woman was taken to Saint Bernard Hospital and Health Care Center for smoke inhalation.

10/28/2014

Firefighters responded to a fire at 122 W. Monroe St. early Tuesday. (Credit: Network Video Productions)

No Injuries After Fire In Vacant Loop High-Rise

Firefighters responded to the fire on the 15th floor of the high-rise early Tuesday, according to Fire Media Affairs. The blaze at 122 W. Monroe St. was under control as of 3 a.m.

10/28/2014

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Police Say Lakeview Mattress Fire Non-Criminal

A mattress leaning against a home in the Lakeview neighborhood caught on fire overnight and it’s got residents on edge again.

10/26/2014

Isaiah Camacho (Credit: Chicago Police)

Man Charged With Arson In Logan Square Blaze That Injured Firefighter

Isaiah M. Camacho, 18, of the 4700 block of West Deming, was charged with one count of aggravated arson, Chicago Police announced Wednesday night.

10/23/2014

Firefighters at the scene of a blaze early Wednesday in the 3500 block of West Palmer. (Photo credit: Network Video Productions)

Man Charged In Logan Square Arson Fire

Crews were called shortly after 3 a.m. to the fire in the 3500 block of West Palmer Street, police and fire officials said. The fire started in a vacant two-story building and spread to an adjacent two-story building which was occupied.

10/22/2014

Firefighters on the scene of a residential fire in the Grand Crossing neighborhood. (Credit: Mike Krauser)

Elderly Woman Injured After Residential Fire

Firefighters rescued an elderly woman from a blaze in a residence on the South Side on Thursday morning.

10/16/2014

Chicago fire crews battling a blaze in the 4400 block of South Honore. (Credit: Brad Edwards)

One-Year-Old Child, 18-Year-Old Sibling Hospitalized After Back Of The Yards Fire

A one-year-old child and and 18-year-old sibling were taken to the hospital after being rescued from a house fire in the Back of the Yards neighborhood Wednesday afternoon.

10/15/2014

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FAA Techs Defend Backup System For Crippled Radar Facility

FAA employees who have helped keep air traffic moving safely over the Midwest since last Friday’s act of sabotage at a radar facility in Aurora are answering critics who have said there isn’t a proper backup system in place.

10/03/2014

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