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  • Man, 70, killed in high-rise fire on Near West Side

    Man, 70, killed in high-rise fire on Near West Side
    A 78-year-old man died Saturday night following an extra alarm blaze in a high-rise building on the Near West Side. Fire crews were called to the high-rise building at 300 South Damen Avenue about 11:15 p.m. Saturday and arrived on the scene shortly...
  • Fire destroys industrial building that housed maker of chemicals for extinguishers

    Fire destroys industrial building that housed maker of chemicals for extinguishers
    An extra-alarm fire overnight destroyed an industrial building on the Southwest Side that housed several businesses, including one that produces chemicals for fire extinguishers, but no injuries were reported, authorities said. The two-story building in...
  • 6 injured in South Shore apartment building fire

    6 injured in South Shore apartment building fire
    Six people, including a firefighter, were taken to area hospitals following a fire at a South Shore apartment building, fire officials said. The fire in the four-story courtyard building in the 7800 block of South Essex Avenue was called in about 9:20...
  • Officials: No injuries during electrical vault fire in Uptown

    Officials: No injuries during electrical vault fire in Uptown
    A fire started in an underground electrical vault, prompting an evacuation in the Uptown neighborhood Tuesday morning, according to the Chicago Fire Department. No one was hurt during the incident in the 5000 block of Broadway Street about 9:20 a.m.,...
  • Extra-alarm fire spreads to three homes: 'It was terrifying'

    Extra-alarm fire spreads to three homes: 'It was terrifying'
    Janice Hooper stood on a sidewalk in West Englewood early Thursday morning and watched as fire crews finished putting out a blaze that destroyed her home of 12 years. Hooper, 60, was among 12 people displaced by the fire, which began in her one-and-a-...
  • Man pulled out of the Chicago River in the Loop

    Man pulled out of the Chicago River in the Loop
    A man was hospitalized in good condition after being rescued Monday afternoon from the Chicago River in the Loop, officials said. Chicago Fire Department personnel responded near LaSalle Street and Wacker Drive at 2:34 p.m. for a person in the water,...
  • Fire quickly squelched in upper floors of Hancock Center

    Fire quickly squelched in upper floors of Hancock Center
    Firefighters quickly squelched a blaze late Thursday inside a condo on the 87th floor of the Hancock Center, a Chicago Fire Department official said. There were no reported injuries in the fire that broke out just after 10 p.m. in a residential area...
  • 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.,...
  • 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...
  • 3 hurt in Near West Side apartment building fire

    3 hurt in Near West Side apartment building fire
    Three people suffered minor injuries in a fire at a Near West Side apartment building Thursday evening, a Chicago Fire Department spokesman said. The fire in the building at 150 S. Campbell Ave. was called in about 5 p.m., and fire officials called an...
  • Body found inside West Rogers Park home day after fire

    Body found inside West Rogers Park home day after fire
    A man was found dead inside a building that burned early Sunday in Chicago's West Rogers Park neighborhood that left at least one other man critically hurt, officials said Monday night. The victim, a male whose name was not immediately known, was dead...