It took jurors about 90 minutes to return a guilty verdict for Todd Mandoline on his 26th birthday. On July 22, 2012–a day ahead of her 25th birthday–Paula Morgan was killed in the fire after a party she hosted at her home in Lombard, where she lived with her mother and 6-year-old son.
Officers responded to a garage fire in the 6600 block of South Campbell about 11:30 a.m. Monday, police said. After the fire was extinguished, authorities found what appeared to be a dead female. The body was “severely burned” and an autopsy Tuesday was inconclusive.
Firefighters responding to the fire about 4:20 a.m. on Jan. 10 at a home at 15W414 Fillmore St. found fire venting from the second floor bedroom and roof, according to a statement from the Elmhurst Fire Department.
The fire started about 7:30 a.m. Sunday at a home in the 0-100 block of South Third Avenues, the St. Charles Fire Department said in a statement. A man who lived on the first floor of the rental building called 911 after smelling, and later seeing, heavy smoke.
A man was injured and at least two cats were killed in a west suburban house fire late Sunday in Villa Park.
Firefighters were called to Hyde Park AME Church just after 3 a.m. When they arrived, they saw flames burning though the roof, which later collapsed as fire crews poured water on the burning building.
The blaze began in the second floor of the single-family home in the 11500 block of South Lafeyette Avenue at 12:23 a.m., Chicago Fire Department spokesman Juan Hernandez said. Someone made it to the roof and jumped off to escape the fire.
Arson investigators are looking into the cause of an extra-alarm fire at a South Side Chatham neighborhood apartment building that left nine people displaced early Sunday.
CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley talked with the police heroes a day after they sprang into action.
A man was found dead after a house fire Wednesday afternoon in the South Side Calumet Heights neighborhood, police said.
The fire started around 5 a.m. in a single-family home in the 7900 block of West Gunnison Street. Four adults and four children were trapped inside when firefighters arrived, and had to be rescued from the house.
Four police officers were injured early Wednesday, when they ran into a burning apartment building to help people escape in west suburban Berwyn. A resident also suffered serious burns.
Crews responded about 10:30 p.m. to the blaze at the 18-unit building in the 9800 block of Sayre Avenue. Firefighters were met by heavy flames showing from the back of the second story and spreading to the roof. A second alarm was called for the fire due to the sloppy winter weather and a frozen fire hydrant.
Firefighters were on the scene of a fire, following an apparent explosion in north suburban Mundelein.
Crews responded to the blaze on the 26th floor of a building in the 5300 block of North Sheridan about 8:30 a.m. Friday.
Officers were called to Augusta Park, 210 Augusta Drive, after a pedestrian saw a garbage can in the park on fire, according to a statement from Vernon Hills police.
Two children were among three people injured in a house fire Monday morning in the Auburn Gresham neighborhood on the South Side.
No injuries were reported in a two-alarm fire that broke out Sunday evening in a Near North Side high-rise.
Some confusion led Elgin firefighters to respond to two locations last night for the same fire.
Two firefighters needed medical attention after trying to extinguish a building fire in south suburban Robbins.