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  • Official: Rizzos fire not suspicious

    Official: Rizzos fire not suspicious
    UPDATE: Fire Investigators concluded that improperly discarded smoking materials was the apparent cause. The origin of the fire was the second floor porch/balcony in the rear of the building. The fire was not suspicious and considered accidental. ***...
  • Powerful storms, heavy wind batter Chicago area

    Powerful storms, heavy wind batter Chicago area
    A violent line of storms pounded the Chicago area late Monday, bringing torrential rains and powerful wind gusts and leaving hundreds of thousands of homes without power. The storm system may have produced small tornadoes in areas south of Chicago,...
  • Two large fires break out in Baltimore vacant properties

    Two large fires break out in Baltimore vacant properties
    Baltimore firefighters battled two separate two-alarm fires in vacant properties Monday evening and early Tuesday morning, though no one was injured in either incident. One fire broke out in the 5700 block of Eastern Ave., on the edge of the Johns...
  • Fire strikes Naperville-area home

     Fire strikes Naperville-area home
    Fire broke out at a Naperville-area home Sunday afternoon while its occupants were out of town, according to authorities. Firefighters from the Lisle-Woodridge Fire District were called to the home in the 23W700 block of Hobson Road about 12:30 p.m....
  • Aftermath: Forced march to O'Hare, car disappears in sinkhole

    Aftermath: Forced march to O'Hare, car disappears in sinkhole
    Flooding brought traffic into O'Hare International Airport to a near standstill this morning, forcing dozens of people to walk to the airport or a nearby Blue Line station to make their flights. A trail of passengers could be seen pulling their...
  • Wildfire raging in Napa County grows to 2,500 acres; 30% contained

    A raging wildfire in Northern California grew to 2,500 acres as flames raced through drought-stricken vegetation, fire officials said Tuesday evening. The Butts fire broke out shortly after noon and quickly sped across dry, rugged terrain near Butts...
  • Wildfire in Napa County grows to 3,200 acres; 5 structures destroyed

    A wildfire raging in Napa County continued to grow overnight to 3,200 acres and has so far destroyed five structures, officials reported Wednesday. The Butts fire, which broke out shortly after noon Tuesday, threatened 280 additional structures and...
  • Butts fire in Napa County at 3,200 acres; no threat to vineyards yet

    A 3,200-acre wildfire in Napa County is growing but poses no immediate threat to its renowned vineyards, officials said Wednesday. The Butts fire had died down between 3 a.m. and noon Wednesday, but as temperatures rose it began to grow in size, “...
  • Man rescued from roof of burning Aurora building

    Man rescued from roof of burning Aurora building
    Firefighters rescued a man from the roof of a burning building in Aurora this evening, officials said. The fire erupted at a building in the 600 block of High Street, said city spokesman Dan Ferrelli. When fire crews got there they found a man on...
  • Extensive damage to house in Orland Park fire

    Extensive damage to house in Orland Park fire
    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...
  • Fire in northeast San Diego County burns 150 acres, destroys 2 homes

    Fire in northeast San Diego County burns 150 acres, destroys 2 homes
    A brush fire Thursday in the heavily forested area east of Julian in northeast San Diego County has burned 150 acres and destroyed two homes, Cal Fire said. The fire, which broke out about 10:30 a.m. in the Banner Grade area between Julian and the Anza-...