Isaiah M. Camacho, 18, of the 4700 block of West Deming, was charged with one count of aggravated arson, Chicago Police announced Wednesday night.
Crews were called shortly after 3 a.m. to the fire in the 3500 block of West Palmer Street, police and fire officials said. The fire started in a vacant two-story building and spread to an adjacent two-story building which was occupied.
The fire started around 9:30 a.m. at a house at 6629 S. Bishop St., and ended up spreading to a house next door. No one was home at either house at the time, but both homes were significantly damaged by the blaze.
A firefighter and one other person were injured, and several people were forced out of their homes, after damaged three buildings in the Humboldt Park neighborhood overnight.
A “mayday” call, signaling firefighters were in distress, was sent out shortly before 7 a.m. as crews worked to extinguish the fire in the 10500 block of South Ewing Avenue.
A fire department lieutenant suffered neck and shoulder pain after being struck by roof debris from the fire.
A firefighter was taken to a hospital in serious condition after he was injured battling a blaze in the Englewood neighborhood Thursday afternoon.
A Chicago firefighter suffered cuts to his hands early Thursday while battling an extra-alarm blaze in the South Chicago neighborhood.
A firefighter was injured battling a blaze that caused more than $200,000 damage Tuesday afternoon in northwest suburban St. Charles.
A firefighter was injured overnight when a fire broke out in the Far South Side’s Washington Heights neighborhood.
A firefighter suffered minor injuries, and 15 people were displaced, after a fire in the South Austin neighborhood.
A Chicago firefighter was injured on Tuesday while battling a fire in the South Chicago neighborhood.
One firefighter suffered a shoulder injury and was in fair condition after battling a three-alarm fire that engulfed the rear porches of two occupied apartment buildings in the Lake View neighborhood Saturday afternoon.
A mother, father and two small children were rescued, but a firefighter was left injured, in an extra-alarm fire overnight in southwest suburban Summit.
A firefighter was hurt early Saturday while battling a blaze at a house in northwest suburban Bartlett that a resident of the home had tried to extinguish with a garden hose before calling 911.
A firefighter was hospitalized with minor injuries after he slipped and fell while batting a West Side blaze early Saturday.
A firefighter was injured Tuesday afternoon while battling an extra-alarm blaze that gutted a South Side building.
A firefighter was injured battling a house fire that two teens and a dog escaped from Tuesday in southwest suburban Joliet.
A firefighter was injured early this morning in a fire that broke out on the city’s West Side.
Two people, including a Chicago firefighter, were hurt in a fire overnight in the Edgewater neighborhood.