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  • No injuries reported in Vernon Hills garage fire

    Firefighters from five departments responded Tuesday night to a home in the 15000 block of Woodbine Circle in Vernon Hills, where a detached garage was engulfed in flames. Nobody was injured in the fire, according to Scott Knesley, deputy chief for...
  • Man found dead by firefighters battling West Side blaze

    Man found dead by firefighters battling West Side blaze
    A man was found dead in a building that caught on fire Tuesday evening in the South Austin neighborhood on the West Side, authorities said. The blaze started on the first floor of a two-story residential building in the 400 block of North Leclaire...
  • Refracted rays from Nutella jar blamed for UK house fire

    London's firefighters say sun rays refracted by a Nutella jar likely caused a house fire. The city's fire brigade says investigators believe the glass jar — which had been emptied of the hazelnut spread — had been placed on a window sill...
  • 4 children die in Manitoba house fire

    The fire chief in a rural municipality in central Canada says four children have died in a house fire. Bernard Schellenberg said Wednesday three other children survived and are with neighbors. He says the parents were taken to hospital. Schellenberg...
  • No injuries reported in Edgewater Beach high-rise fire

    No injuries reported in Edgewater Beach high-rise fire
    No one was injured in a fire in a high-rise apartment building in the Edgewater Beach neighborhood Wednesday morning. Chicago fire crews responded to a report of a fire in a 28-story building about 9:50 a.m. The alarm was struck out about 10:25 a.m.,...
  • Woman, 74, dies in Merrillville house fire

    Woman, 74, dies in Merrillville house fire
    A 74-year-old woman died while trapped inside a burning house in the 7700 block of Bigger Street on Tuesday morning while another occupant was able to escape with non-life-threatening injuries. The Lake County coroner's office identified the victim as...
  • Crews battle early morning fire at Lower Macungie home

    Crews battle early morning fire at Lower Macungie home
    Two Lower Macungie residents escaped a fire at their home early Wednesday morning, but authorities believe a family dog did not. Lower Macungie Fire Chief David Nosal said firefighters were called to the house on Zola Court about 2:30 a.m. and found...
  • Fire leaves Glen Ellyn-area home uninhabitable

    Fire leaves Glen Ellyn-area home uninhabitable
    A Glen Ellyn-area home caught fire Valentine's Day weekend, charring the second floor and leaving it uninhabitable, officials said. The Feb. 15 fire broke out in the 800 block of Busch Road in an unincorporated section just north of the village,...
  • Residents escape Wheaton home without injury during fire

    Residents escape Wheaton home without injury during fire
    A single-family home in Wheaton caught fire Tuesday afternoon, but no one was injured, according to fire officials. The fire in the 100 block of West Madison Avenue was reported just before 1 p.m. Feb. 24, Fire Chief Bill Schultz said in a release....
  • Life In Prison For Setting New Haven Fire That Killed Three

    NEW HAVEN — Hector "Boom Boom" Natal was a drug dealer in the Fair Haven neighborhood of New Haven who maliciously set a neighbor's home ablaze over a small drug debt, spread gasoline over the stairs and hallways to block escape paths, and later...
  • Fire closes Cleveland Elementary for 8 weeks

    Fire closes Cleveland Elementary for 8 weeks
    Cleveland Elementary School will be closed for eight weeks because of a small fire, and students will be shuffled to two other Allentown schools. At a meeting Wednesday night, Superintendent Russ Mayo told parents and students that a Tuesday morning...