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Firefighters quickly extinguished a fire in the 1100 block of South Plymouth Court on Wednesday. An elderly woman was taken to the hospital as a precaution. (Credit: CBS)

Elderly Woman Hospitalized After Fire That Prompted Mayday From Firefighter

A Chicago firefighter briefly found himself in trouble Wednesday morning at a fire in a South Loop mid-rise apartment building.

08/13/2014

Chicago Fire Department

Roof Collapses While Firefighters Battle South Shore Blaze

A mayday response — indicating firefighters could be in distress — was called after the roof collapse, but all firefighters were located unharmed.

08/23/2013

A bungalow fire on the Far Northwest Side left four firefighters injured Thursday night. (CBS)

Four Firefighters Injured In Bungalow Blaze

All of the firefighters were taken to Resurrection Hospital in good condition.

02/07/2013

Herbert "Herbie" Johnson, covered in soot, talks with reporters at a 2006 fire scene. (CBS)

1 Firefighter Killed, Another Injured, In Extra-Alarm Fire

A 54-year-old Chicago Fire Department captain died Friday after helping fight a two-alarm blaze in Chicago’s Gage Park neighborhood.

11/02/2012

Left: Firefighter Edward Stringer Right: Firefighter Corey Ankum (Photos From The Chicago Fire Department & Scott Olson/Getty Images)

2 Firefighters Die In South Side Blaze

Two firefighters are dead, and a total of 17 were injured, in an extra-alarm blaze this morning in the South Shore neighborhood.

12/22/2010