A lightning strike injured three firefighters attempting to put out a house fire in unincorporated DuPage County, near Wheaton.
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.
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.
One person dead – another critically hurt – in a fire on the West Side.
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.
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.
Two Chicago firefighters are recovering tonight after battling a massive blaze on the city’s Southwest Side.
A woman was hurt when she jumped out of a window during a fire Sunday morning in the South Chicago neighborhood.
Lemont Fire Chief George Rimbo said no one was at the home in the 300 block of East Division Street when the fire began and a neighbor called the fire department about 1 p.m. on Monday.
Three boys playing with fireworks caused up to $15,000 of damage to a northwest suburban Des Plaines middle school after the building caught fire Saturday afternoon.
A northwest Indiana apartment complex hit by fire in 2011 and high winds in 2012 suffered more damage in a fire Saturday.
Elgin Fire Department Battalion Chief Terrance Bruce said the fire is considered suspicious because first responders found the lobby door glass broken out.
Limited flights in and out of O’Hare and Midway international airports are resuming after the local radar facility was evacuated because of smoke inside the building stopped flights.
The 3-year-old boy was riding in a stolen SUV that crashed into a vacant building in the 2000 block of West 59th Street shortly before midnight Sunday night.
Classes at Proviso East High School are cancelled for Monday and Tuesday after a Saturday night fire at the Maywood school.
A west suburban man died Saturday morning after a fire broke out in his Glen Ellyn apartment Friday morning.
Firefighters responded to the incident about 3 a.m. in the 900 block of North Lake Shore Drive. The vehicle – which was parked in the basement – sent smoke through the building’s ventilation shaft.
Crews are working to extinguish a fire in west suburban Oak Park Sunday morning.
A propane grill accident is believed to have caused an apartment building fire in west suburban Woodridge, displacing 12 families, authorities said.
Neighbors, relatives and strangers have come to the aid of an Elgin family that recently was hit hard with a couple of major calamities.