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.
A bus fire on Lake Shore Drive and an extra-alarm fire in a vacant school building in Lincoln Park combined to create a nightmarish morning commute for many North Siders on Tuesday.
A #147/Outer Drive Express bus got a flat tire around 5:45 a.m. near Division Street. The bus pulled over, and soon after, passengers reported smoke in the back of the bus. The bus driver evacuated all passengers. The entire back half of the articulated bus was gutted by the fire.
CTA train service has been suspended between the North Side and the Loop as firefighters continue working to extinguish an extra-alarm fire Monday morning at a 124-year-old shuttered school in Lincoln Park.
At least four people were injured after a two-alarm fire at an East Garfield Park hotel Saturday morning, including one person who jumped from the building.
Firefighters responded about 10:10 p.m. to the two-alarm blaze at the four-story apartment building on the corner in the 700 block of East 76th Street, Fire Media Affairs Cmdr. Frank Velez said. The fire was upgraded to a two-alarm by about 10:40 p.m.
A far north suburban community was in shock Wednesday morning, after fire destroyed their place of worship.
Authorities responded to the 1100 block of North Shore Drive at 2:41 p.m. for reports of a structure fire, according to a statement from Crystal Lake police. Arriving crews found a male outside showing “no signs of life.”
The fire started about 4:15 a.m. at the Carson’s department store in the mall at 7501 W. Cermak Rd., according to officials with the North Riverside Fire Department.
Fire crews were battling a massive church fire Tuesday evening in Island Lake near Wauconda.
A man in north suburban Crystal Lake was found dead after a house fire Tuesday afternoon.
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.
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.
A 76-year-old man died Friday night, a day after he was burned while cooking in south suburban Ford Heights.
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.
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.
A firefighter was injured in a Saturday morning blaze in the Humboldt Park neighborhood on the West Side.
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.
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.
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.