The officers, both men in their 30s, knocked on the door of the home in the 12400 block of South State Street about 4 a.m. and searched it after a neighbor reported seeing smoke, according to police and fire officials.
A Chicago firefighter officer was hospitalized this morning after fighting a porch fire in the Bridgeport neighborhood.
The fire at the vacant building in the 1300 block of West Cullerton Street was first reported about 3 a.m. and was upgraded to a two-alarm blaze 20 minutes later.
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.
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.