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Elderly Woman, Man In Critical After East Garfield Park Fire

(STMW) – A man and an elderly woman are in critical condition after an early Sunday fire in the East Garfield Park neighborhood. Firefighters responded to the blaze at 3:05 a.m. in the 300 block […]


The owner of this house that went up in flames March 4 says firefighters told her earlier that everything was OK. (CBS)

Displaced Chicagoan: Firefighters Said My House Was OK, Before It Burned Down

Firefighters initially came to Janice Hooper’s house after she smelled something burning and called 9-1-1 late Wednesday night. Hooper says they searched the house, found no heat source and left. Soon, the house burned down.


Crews battle an extra-alarm fire in West Englewood. One firefighter was injured, and more than dozen residents were displaced from their homes.

Fire Damages Three Homes In West Englewood

An early morning fire in West Englewood spread to three homes before firefighters put out the flames.


Firefighters battle a blaze at a Rolling Meadows apartment building. (Credit: Sanja Danilovski)

At Least One Dead In Rolling Meadows Apartment Building Fire

Firefighters from several northwest suburbs are on the scene of an extra-alarm fire in a three-story, 20-unit apartment building in Rolling Meadows.


Firefighters responded to a fire in a condominium on the 87th floor of the John Hancock Center on Thursday. (Credit: Network Video Productions)

No Injuries In Condo Fire At Hancock Center

Firefighters responded to the 87th floor at 9:51 p.m., Fire Media Affairs spokesman Juan Hernandez said. The fire was extinguished about an hour later, Hernandez said.


The Carson Pirie Scott store at North Riverside Park Mall reopened on Feb. 26, more than three months after a fire forced it to close. (Credit: North Riverside Park Mall)

Carson’s Reopens At North Riverside Park After November Fire

The store closed November 12th after a fire in a storage area. Manager Robin Adams said smoke damaged everything in the store.


The scene of a fatal fire on the West Side late Tuesday. (Credit: Network Video Productions)

Man Found Dead After Fire In Austin

Crews responded at 9:34 p.m. to the blaze at a two-and-a-half story home in the 400 block of North Leclaire Avenue, Fire Media Affairs spokesman Juan Hernandez said. A 62-year-old man was found dead after the fire was extinguished.


Firefighter Injured During West Ridge Blaze

Icy conditions made firefighters’ jobs difficult. They kept trying different hydrants until they found a couple that worked.


Four people were hospitalized after a fire Thursday morning at a Des Plaines nursing home.  (Credit: Network Video Productions)

Four Hospitalized After Fire At Des Plaines Nursing Home

The fire started around 8:20 a.m. at Presence Ballard Rehabilitation, at 9300 Ballard Rd. North Maine Fire Protection District officials said the fire was contained to a single unit at the nursing home, and the building’s sprinkler system extinguished the flames by the time firefighters arrived.


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Man Killed In Harvey Coach House Fire

A man was killed and another person was hurt in a fire at coach house Wednesday afternoon in south suburban Harvey.


Crews battle a fire at the Woman's Club of Wilmette. (Credit: CBS)

Huge Fire Damages Woman’s Club Of Wilmette

Firefighters were battling a large blaze at a historic building in north suburban Wilmette.


Several carriages were burned in a fire at Noble Horse Theatre in Old Town. (Credit: Bernie Tafoya/WBBM)

Police: Fire At Noble Horse Theatre Was Arson

On Feb. 6, firefighters responded to a horse stable fire in the 1400 block of North Sedgwick Street, according to Fire Media Affairs. Officials initially believe the fire to be accidental, but said Monday that it has been ruled arson. The investigation has been turned over to the FBI.


A Water Management Department worker uses steam to heat a frozen hydrant, so firefighters can battle an extra-alarm fire in Chatham. (Credit: Network Video Productions)

Firefighters Battle Flames, Frozen Hydrants In Chatham

The fire started around 1:40 a.m. Tuesday in a vacant three-flat in the 7900 block of South Drexel Avenue. When crews arrived, nearby hydrants were frozen solid, so the Fire Department had to call in Water Management Department crews to heat the hydrants with steam, and get water flowing.


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Man Dies In West Ridge Fire

The man — described only as an adult — died Monday of injuries he sustained in a fire early Sunday in the 1900 block of West Devon Avenue, according to Fire Media Affairs.


Several carriages were burned in a fire at Noble Horse Theatre in Old Town. (Credit: Bernie Tafoya/WBBM)

Stable Fire Was Arson; Feds Now Investigating

(CBS) – It was no accident. It was arson. Thats’ according to officials investigating the fire at the Noble Horse Theatre this month. More than a half dozen horse carriages could be seen burning at […]


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Newer Homes Burn Faster, Safety Experts Warn

That’s because there are more synthetic materials than ever before. CBS 2’s Chris Martinez offers strategies on staying safer.


Linda B. Lopez  (Riverside Police)

Woman Set Fire To Apartment After Boyfriend Smoked All The Pot: Police

Linda B. Lopez was sentenced to four years in prison and ordered to pay $1,000 in restitution.


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Man Hospitalized After Portage Park Fire

About 1:18 a.m., firefighters responded to the fire in the 5200 block of West Eddy Street, police said. The man suffered burns and was taken to Our Lady of the Resurrection Medical Center.


Several carriages were burned in a fire at Noble Horse Theatre in Old Town. (Credit: Bernie Tafoya/WBBM)

Carriages Damaged In Fire At Noble Horse Theatre

No horses or people were injured in the blaze, which was mostly contained to a garage and storage area away from where the horses are kept. The horses were not exposed to smoke or flames.


Firefighters use foam to control fire found under the dock area of a Near West Side commercial building. (Credit: Chicago Fire Department)

No Injuries In Fire At Near West Side Commercial Building

Firefighters responded to the four-story building near 14th Street and Western Avenue at 7:23 p.m., Fire Media spokesman Jeff Lyle said. The fire was found below the building’s dock area.