Frozen Hydrant

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.

02/17/2015

Crews battle a fire at a southwest suburban apartment complex late Monday. (Photo from Network Video Productions)

15 Displaced By Extra-Alarm Fire In Chicago Ridge

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.

01/06/2015

One adult was killed, and another was rescued by firefighters, after a fire broke out in a house in South Elgin on Wednesday. (Credit: CBS)

One Dead, One Rescued In South Elgin House Fire

The fire started around 9 a.m. at a home in the 100 block of Beck Avenue in South Elgin.

01/08/2014