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Naperville Restaurant Damaged By Fire

Fire investigators are working to find out what caused a massive fire at a restaurant in downtown Naperville.

07/06/2014

A fire gutted most of the Steger Village Hall on June 30, as severe storms were pummeling the area. Officials believe a lightning strike might have caused a power surge that caused the fire. (Credit: CBS)

Gutted By Fire, Steger Village Hall Might Be Closed For Six Months

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.

07/03/2014

A house in the South Side Englewood neighborhood collapsed Thursday after an early-morning fire. (Credit: Network Video Productions)

Englewood Home Collapses After Fire

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.

07/03/2014

Officials said a fire that caused $100,000 in damage to a Lombard home Monday night may have been caused by a lightning strike. (Photo from Network Video Productions)

Lightning Strike Might Have Sparked Fire In Lombard

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.

07/01/2014

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Naperville Fire Might Have Been Started By Lightning

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.

07/01/2014

Firefighters rescued several people via ladders from a burning building in the Austin neighborhood. (Credit: CBS)

Man Injured Jumping From Burning Building; 4 Others Hurt In Fire

One man didn’t wait for help from firefighters, and jumped from an upper floor. He was taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County in serious to critical condition.

06/30/2014

An apparent lightning strike damaged the roof of a home in Crystal Lake, sparking a fire that left the two-story house uninhabitable. (Credit: CapturedNews)

Thunderstorms Bring Tornado Warning, Lightning Damage

Thunderstorms dumped plenty of rain on the Chicago area overnight, leading to a tornado warning in McHenry County when a funnel cloud was spotted. Lightning also sparked at least one fire in Crystal Lake.

06/30/2014

An apartment fire at Monticello and Ainslie. (Credit: Kathy Whisler)

Woman Injured In Albany Park Fire

One woman was injured in a fire in an Albany Park apartment building early Saturday morning.

06/28/2014

The attic of Donna Keane's home in Orland Park caught fire after a lightning strike on Wednesday. (Credit: Orland Fire Protection District)

Lightning Strike Sparks Fire In Attic Of Orland Park Home

Lightning started a fire in an Orland Park house Wednesday afternoon, and the homeowner’s hunch prevented damage from being worse than it was.

06/26/2014

A Chicago Fire Department paramedic uses a special canine mask to provide oxygen to Patchy, one of two dogs rescued from a burning home in West Pullman on Thursday. (Credit: CBS)

Firefighters Save 2 Dogs From West Pullman Fire

Flames were shooting out the window of a home near 117th Place and Lowe Avenue around 12:15 a.m. when firefighters first arrived. The homeowners were not at home, but someone told firefighters there were two dogs inside, trapped in a back room

06/26/2014

Two people were injured in a fire in an 8-story building in the 4600 block of North Marine Drive on Thursday. (Credit: Network Video Productions)

Two Hurt In Uptown Fire

Police said the fire started on the third floor of an eight-story building on the 4600 block of North Marine Drive.

06/26/2014

An auto body shop in south suburban Harvey caught fire Tuesday night . (Credit: CBS)

3 Firefighters Injured Battling Auto Shop Fire In Harvey

Workers told firefighters the blaze started by accident around 9:15 p.m. inside a mechanic shop at 148th Street and Loomis Avenue. The workers tried to put it out themselves, but the flames continued to get bigger and bigger.

06/25/2014

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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