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  • Alert firefighter prevents spread of flames in Fort Lauderdale

    Alert firefighter prevents spread of flames in Fort Lauderdale
    An alert firefighter is being credited with preventing the spread of flames to several houses in a Fort Lauderdale neighborhood. Acting Fire Marshall Jeff Lucas was on his way back to his office from a meeting Tuesday when he noticed something that...
  • Trains running again after fire in Lincoln Park

    Trains running again after fire in Lincoln Park
    An extra-alarm fire at a shuttered elementary school in Lincoln Park disrupted trains on the CTA's Brown and Purple lines all morning Tuesday. Fire crews were called shortly after 1 a.m. to the former Mulligan School building in the 1800 block of...
  • How to deal with insurance contractors after a fire

    How to deal with insurance contractors after a fire
    Q: My husband and I own a rental property that was insured for $287,000. When the last tenant moved out, we spiffed it up and put it on the market for $249,000. Recently, we got a call in the wee hours of the morning that the house was burning. The fire...
  • Dog, cats die after being found unconscious in burning home

    Dog, cats die after being found unconscious in burning home
    A large dog and two cats died Monday after they became trapped in a burning apartment in Wilton Manors. Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue responded to the Wilton Village apartment complex, 2607 NE Eighth Avenue, at 4:05 p.m and noticed smoke coming from the...
  • Fort Lauderdale house fire displaces two

    Fort Lauderdale house fire displaces two
    Two Fort Lauderdale residents were displaced Monday after their house was damaged in a fire. Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue responded around 10:30 a.m. to multiple calls regarding heavy smoke coming from a house in the 2100 block of Northeast 64th Street,...
  • Two people suffer minor injuries in apartment fire

    Glendale firefighters on Saturday morning knocked down a small apartment fire that caused an estimated $25,000 in damage, authorities said. Firefighters responded to the 600 block of North Howard Street just before 11 a.m., where, after seeing smoke...
  • As Hartford Building Burns, Focus Becomes Rescuing Young Girl

     As Hartford Building Burns, Focus Becomes Rescuing Young Girl
    HARTFORD — When Hamilton Street resident Jose Hernandez smelled smoke and realized his building was burning Friday night, he ran out in his bare feet, but then realized he had to go back for his 8-year-old neighbor. As he stood outside the badly...
  • Fort Lauderdale house fire displaces 2 adults, 11 children

    Fort Lauderdale house fire displaces 2 adults, 11 children
    Two adults and 11 children were displaced after their house was heavily damaged in a fire Friday afternoon, Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue Deputy Fire Chief Timothy Heiser said. Firefighters arrived at the house in the 600 block of West Campus Circle...
  • Man leaps from burning West Side hotel

    Man leaps from burning West Side hotel
    A man jumped from a third-story window during an extra-alarm fire Saturday morning on the West Side. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where his condition had stabilized, said Chicago Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford. Three other people...
  • Family Escapes Manchester House Fire

    Family Escapes Manchester House Fire
    MANCHESTER — Two adults and two young children escaped uninjured from a fire that damaged their two-story house on Porter Street Friday night. The fire was accidental, igniting after the owner of the house placed ashes from a wood stove close to...
  • One injured in Suffolk house fire

    One person was injured and displaced after a home in Suffolk caught fire Saturday afternoon. Firefighters responded to the fire on the 1400 block of Sierra Drive just before 2 p.m. Saturday, according to Suffolk spokesman Tim Kelley. Fire crews...