| Feb 19, 2015
| 4:48 PM
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...
| Feb 16, 2015
| 1:44 PM
A pilot is being evaluated after his small plane slid off the runway at Midway Airport on Monday afternoon, according to the Chicago Fire Department.
The pilot, the only person on the plane, was described as “just shook up’’ and was...
| Feb 16, 2015
| 5:43 PM
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...
| Jan 29, 2015
| 7:27 PM
A fire in a garage Thursday evening in the Logan Square neighborhood knocked out Comcast cable and Internet service to about 4,000 homes and businesses, officials said.
The fire, which began about 6 p.m., was confined to a two-car garage behind a home...
| Dec 2, 2014
| 8:30 AM
No one was hurt when a house exploded Tuesday morning in Chicago’s Morgan Park community, apparently because of a natural gas leak from a city crew puncturing a gas line.
The house in the 2100 block of West 107th Place blew up about 8:30 a.m.,...
| Nov 30, 2014
| 2:32 PM
Scott Schaben started working as a suburban firefighter in the 1980s, bonding with his co-workers over off-duty beers. But his social drinking turned compulsive after he went through a divorce a few years ago, consuming his life until he knew he needed...
| Dec 20, 2014
| 2:43 AM
A firefighter was injured while battling a blaze in the Cottage Grove Heights neighborhood on the Far South Side early Saturday, authorities said.
The fire started sometime after midnight in a two-and-a-half-story building in the 9800 block of South...
| Jan 7, 2015
| 1:26 PM
A man in his 60s was found dead after a house fire in the Calumet Heights neighborhood Wednesday afternoon, officials said.
The man was found dead in a home in the 9100 block of South Crandon Avenue after emergency crews were called to the scene about...
| Dec 28, 2014
| 3:33 PM
Chicago firefighters were at the scene of an extra-alarm fire that broke out late Sunday afternoon on the upper floor of an Old Town neighborhood highrise building, said officials.
At least five ambulances were sent to the building located at 1540 N....
| Jan 12, 2015
| 3:08 AM
One person was hospitalized after jumping from the roof of a West Pullman home during a fire early Monday.
About 12:25 a.m., firefighters responded to a fire in the 11500 block of South Lafayette Avenue, said Chicago Fire Department Chief Juan...
| Jan 20, 2015
| 10:51 AM
A woman was killed and a man was critically injured when their Lexus veered off Lake Shore Drive and flipped over on a frozen lagoon in Lincoln Park early Monday morning.
Police were called to the 2200 block of North Lake Shore Drive around 1:45 a.m....