CHICAGO (CBS)– Cold temperatures and snow falling are creating dangerous conditions for Chicago area residents.
CBS 2’s Mugo Odigwe reported live from Lincoln Park in the Mobile Weather Lab. She said while light snow is falling, streets are slick.READ MORE: Child In Critical Condition After Being Pulled Out Of Pond At Lake In The Hills Golf Course
Odigwe said with the cold temperatures, fires are also more common.
A fire in the north suburbs may be a cautionary tale in the cold weather Sunday, as the residents think it may have been started by an electric blanket.READ MORE: Woman Found Dead In Car In Lincoln Park Died From Accidental Carbon Monoxide Poisoning, Autopsy Finds
Firefighters were called just after 11 a.m. Sunday for a fire at a house at 1026 Timber Ln. in Wilmette.
The official cause of the fire was under investigation late Sunday, but with the cold temperatures, the acting Wilmette fire chief advised everyone to be careful.
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No injuries were reported.