Roof Collapse

Fire gutted the Hyde Park AME Church in the West Pullman neighborhood early Monday. (Credit: Bernie Tafoya/WBBM)

Fire Destroys Church In West Pullman

Firefighters were called to Hyde Park AME Church just after 3 a.m. When they arrived, they saw flames burning though the roof, which later collapsed as fire crews poured water on the burning building.


Firefighters arrived at Concord Music Hall after a piece of ceiling fell and hurt three people. (Photo by NVP)

3 Hospitalized After Partial Ceiling Collapse At NW Side Concert

Three people were hospitalized with minor injuries after parts of a Northwest Side concert venue’s ceiling collapsed during a show early Saturday.


Crews battle an extra-alarm fire that collapsed the roof of a store at the corner of 75th and King on Friday. (Credit: NVP News Video)

Store Roof Collapses In Extra-Alarm Blaze On South Side

Flames and heavy smoke were already shooting through the roof of the Dollar & Up store near the intersection of East 75th Street and South Martin Luther King Drive when crews responded about 12:15 a.m.


A large fire caused the roof of this home in Lake Forest to collapse on Monday. (Credit: CBS)

Extra-Alarm Blaze Guts Lake Forest Mansion

The roof of the house was starting to collapse when the first fire engine arrived within 4-5 minutes of being called.


Fire Graphic

Roof Of Suburban Burger King Collapses During Fire

The manager of the fast-food restaurant at 3441 S. Harlem in Berwyn called 911 a few minutes after 8 a.m. to report smoke coming from the ceiling.


The scene of a roof collapse on North Ashland Avenue. (Chicago Fire Dept.)

Woman Injured When Roof Collapses

Fire officials say the incident occurred in the 1100 block of North Ashland Avenue at a building where construction was underway. The victim was transported to Stroger Hospital.


An extra-alarm fire gutted a commercial building in Bronzeville, causing the roof to collapse. (Credit: CBS)

Extra-Alarm Blaze Destroys Bronzeville Commercial Strip

Firefighters spent nearly five hours extinguishing the flames of an extra-alarm fire in Bronzeville overnight.


Part of the roof at Cafe La Cave, a banquet hall in Des Plaines, collapsed on March 6, 2013, apparently due to the weight of snow from a winter storm. (Credit: CBS)

Banquet Hall Roof Collapses During Snowstorm

Part of the roof of a popular suburban banquet hall collapsed overnight, apparently due to the weight of the heavy snow that fell during Tuesday’s snowstorm.

CBS Chicago–03/06/2013

Two firefighters were hurt when a porch roof collapsed during a fire at a house in the 8800 block of South Parnell Avenue on Feb. 26, 2013. (Credit: CBS)

2 Firefighters Hurt In Auburn Gresham Blaze

Two firefighters were injured early Tuesday when a porch roof collapsed as they were battling an extra-alarm blaze in the Auburn Gresham neighborhood.


Fire officials assess the damage at Casual Male in Evergreen Park after the store's roof collapsed. (McKenzie Evans)

Roof Collapses At South Suburban Clothing Store

A retail employee had a close shave Saturday when the roof of a clothing store fell in, moments after she left the building.


A man was injured when the roof and upper walls of a two-story building in West Pullman collapsed on July 16, 2012. Firefighters rescued the man and he was hospitalized in serious condition. (Credit: Chicago Fire Department)

Man Injured In Building Collapse In West Pullman

Firefighters rescued a man who was trapped when a building collapsed in the West Pullman neighborhood Monday morning.


Church Roof

Storms Flood Streets, Send Bricks Showering From Evanston Church

A round of heavy spring storms caused serious damage in some areas overnight, including the collapse of a façade at a church in downtown Evanston that left a person injured

CBS Chicago–05/04/2012

A building at 79th and Halsted streets collapsed on Tuesday. (Credit: Steve Miller/WBBM Newsradio)

Gresham Building To Be Torn Down After Partial Collapse Hurts 4

A landmark building in the Gresham neighborhood was being torn down Tuesday night, after part of the building collapsed earlier in the day, injuring four people.

CBS Chicago–01/31/2012

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No Injuries In West Town Roof Collapse

No one was injured Sunday when the roof of a warehouse partially collapsed in the West Town neighborhood on the North Side.


Edward Stringer

Children Of Fallen Firefighter Sue Owners Of Building That Collapsed

The children of one of two firefighters killed last year when the roof of an abandoned building collapsed last year have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the building’s owners.

CBS Chicago–10/19/2011

Metrodome Construction

All Goes Well As Metrodome’s Roof Is Inflated

Seven months after the Metrodome’s ceiling collapsed in a snowstorm, forcing the Vikings to play their final two home games last season elsewhere, the new roof has been raised in plenty of time for the first preseason game.

CBS Chicago–07/13/2011

New Vikings' stadium proposal

Twin Cities Suburb To Build New Stadium For Vikings

Officials in a Twin Cities suburb said Tuesday they have reached an agreement with the Minnesota Vikings to lure the NFL team away from their longtime home in Minneapolis with a retractable-roof stadium built on a Superfund site.


Metrodome Roof Collapses

Minnesota Governor, Vikings Owners Talk New Stadium

Gov. Mark Dayton said Friday he met privately with Minnesota Vikings owners Zygi and Mark Wilf to discuss state funding of a new football stadium, and that he hoped a site would be picked soon as the list of possibilities narrowed to two.

CBS Chicago–05/08/2011

A roof collapse during a fire at a three-story building in Gary, Ind., in April, 2011. (Credit: Gary Post-Tribune)

3 Firefighters Hurt After Roof Collapses In Gary, Ind.

Three firefighters were hurt in Gary, Ind., on Tuesday when the ceiling of a burning building collapsed on them.


Metrodome Roof Collapses

Entire Metrodome Roof Must Be Replaced

The collapse of the Metrodome’s roof a week before the Chicago Bears were set to play the Minnesota Vikings became an instant YouTube classic. Now it appears the Metrodome will need an entire new roof.