Chicago Police have opted not to charge anyone in the death of a dog which plunged 43 floors to its death this morning, under unusual circumstances.
Police said the dog’s owner let it out on the balcony on the 43rd floor, and the dog climbed up on the furniture, then jumped off the balcony.
Fire Department District Chief Peter Van Dorpe said the smoke proved more troublesome than the fire.
The Illinois Fire Marshal said Friday he’s shelving a plan that would have required sprinklers to be added to older high-rise apartment buildings as well as all new-home construction.
After a 32-year-old woman was killed in a fire at a high-rise apartment building in Lakeview, city officials have been trying to figure out how much progress other high rises are making toward installing updated fire safety systems.
A 32-year-old woman was killed and nine others, including two firefighters, injured early Sunday in a fire at a high-rise apartment building in the Lakeview neighborhood.
Streets by a Near North Side high-rise were closed to pedestrian traffic Wednesday afternoon after glass from at least one window was blown out due to heavy winds.