| Jul 14, 2014
| 2:58 PM
More than 100 people have been evacuated in south-central Oregon after a rapidly moving fire burned about 2,900 acres and destroyed nine homes in Klamath County, officials said Monday.
No injuries have been reported from what is being called the...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 10:30 AM
An Orland Park man was charged with misdemeanors including illegal fireworks use after he allegedly sparked a roof fire with a badly-aimed firework during an Independence Day party.
At about 9 p.m. July 4, a neighbor called 911 and reported that a...
| Jun 15, 2014
| 2:15 PM
The following items were taken from Wilmette police reports:
A man, 79, fell on gravel in the 700 block of Laramie Avenue on June 8 and was driven home by the Wilmette fire department.
A woman in the 800 block of Central Avenue on June 8 said...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 9:14 AM
A fire burned through the first floor of an Orland Park home and caused heavy smoke damage but no injuries Monday afternoon, Orland Fire Protection District officials said.
Firefighters responded to the blaze in the 8800 block of West 147th Street at...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 8:25 AM
Early morning thunderstorms whipped up funnel clouds, downed trees and sparked at least one house fire in the northwest suburbs, but that may be only a warm-up for the second punch late this afternoon and evening.
The National Weather Service is warning...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 9:04 AM
No one was injured in an Orland Park house fire early Thursday morning, authorities said.
When Orland Fire Protection District firefighters were called to the home, in the 8100 block of Braeburn Lane, shortly after midnight, they faced heavy smoke and...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Lightning struck the top of a three-story apartment building in Oak Park shortly after 10 p.m. Monday.
Apartment owner Vanessa Pico said she saw the bolt light up a balcony outside a second-story bedroom during the severe thunderstorm Monday. Her...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 4:39 PM
Relatives have identified five of the seven people killed in a massive fire that broke out in the predawn hours in a Lowell, Mass., apartment building.
Family members believe that Torn Sak, his longtime partner, Ellen Vuong, and three of their...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 7:32 PM
A 2-year-old pit bull with a nose for trouble is being called a hero after waking up his deaf owner, who was asleep when a fire started at his home Wednesday.
Nick Lamb, 13, said his dog, Ace, smelled the fire and licked Nick's face until he woke up and...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 7:20 AM
Lightning from storms that slammed into the Chicago area overnight touched off fires in at least two houses, including one in Wheaton that injured three firefighters and another in Schaumburg just weeks after the family moved in, officials said.
| Jun 5, 2014
| 10:07 AM
A Metrolink train bound for Laguna Niguel caught fire in Tustin Wednesday morning, but no passengers were injured.
The incident occurred around 9 a.m. when the engine of Metrolink train 811 caught fire after it had departed from the Tustin train...