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    Hundreds of firefighters battled a fire at an auto parts warehouse on Chicago’s West Side. The fire started burning at around 8:45 a.m. Thursday morning in the Lawndale neighborhood. A spokesperson for the fire department said that a person inside the building called to report a fire on the roof. HOUSE IN UPSTATE NEW YORK...
    CHICAGO (AP) — Firefighters on Thursday morning were battling a fire on the city's West Side that had completely engulfed an auto parts warehouse. The fire that sent billows of black smoke that could be seen for miles was reported shortly before 9 a.m. Within a half hour from the time the person inside the...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- The Chicago Fire Department is battling an extra-alarm fire in a warehouse in the Lawndale neighborhood on the West Side Thursday morning.The fire broke out an auto body supply factory at 4425 W. 16th. Street at about 8:46 a.m.., the fire department said. Chopper 7HD flew over the scene as huge flames...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- The Chicago Fire Department is battling an extra-alarm fire in a warehouse in the Lawndale neighborhood on the West Side Thursday morning.The 3-11 fire broke out in a warehouse at 4425 W. 16th. Street., the fire department said. Chopper 7HD flew over the scene as huge flames and thick smoke could be...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- The Chicago Fire Department is battling an extra-alarm fire in a West Side warehouse Thursday morning.The 3-11 fire broke out in a warehouse at 4425 W. 16th. Street. Chopper 7HD flew over the scene as huge flames and thick smoke could be seen coming from the warehouse.There is also a Level 1...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — A Christmas tree catching fire is a rare thing. National statistics show it only happens about a 150 times every year. But Chicago firefighters want to remind you how fast a real tree can go up in flames. The Chicago Fire Department presented its yearly demonstration Tuesday morning. It’s a reminder to...
    A retired firefighter has been shot dead while trying to stop a gang of armed carjackers from taking his vehicle in a brazen daylight robbery. Dwain Williams, 65, was outside of the Let's Get Poppin' popcorn shop in Chicago's Morgan Park on Thursday afternoon, shortly after 2pm. Four carjackers in a dark-colored four-door sedan demanded...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Chicago Transit Authority Red Line service has been halted from Fullerton to Sox-35th due to smoke in the subway section of the line. The Fire Department reported smoke conditions in the subway and said exhaust fans were running. Power was cut off between 27th Street and Grand Avenue, the Fire Department said....
    CHICAGO (CBS) — A Ferrari was demolished early Saturday after the driver hit a concrete barrier at the Oak Street curve on Lake Shore Drive. The accident happened just before 1 a.m., police said. The car flipped on its roof and caught fire. (Credit: Chicago Fire Department) The 22-year-old driver and his 20-year-old passenger were...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Two seniors were found dead Thanksgiving Day night in a fire in the Old Irving Park neighborhood. The Fire Department said a still-and-box alarm was called for the fire the two-and-a-half-story frame house at 4217 N. Kildare Ave. The house was fully engulfed. The bodies of an 86-year-old man and a 76-year-old...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — A fire broke out Thanksgiving evening in a house in the Old Irving Park neighborhood. The Fire Department said on Twitter that a still-and-box alarm was called for the fire the two-and-a-half-story frame house at 4217 N. Kildare Ave. The house was fully engulfed. There were reports of people trapped, the Fire...
    MEXICALI – “Firefighters have no borders, where they work, we will be there”, was the message made by the Mexicali Fire Department after revealing photos of a fire registered last week in that city, which they fought with the help of firefighters from Calexico across the border in the United...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Sources tell CBS 2 a high-ranking Chicago Fire Department official was denied boarding not one, but two flights at Midway International Airport. As CBS 2’s Charlie De Mar reported Wednesday night, the Fire Department’s director of safety holds a high rank and is paid well. In recent years, he has taken home...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — A 61-year-old man is dead and a 55-year-old woman is hospitalized after a fire in West Englewood early Sunday morning, the Chicago Fire Department confirms. Fire crews say it started around 12:45 a.m. near 63rd and Honore streets. Lonnie McDowell, 61, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to police and fire officials...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- North Side apartment buildings caught on fire left 40 people displaced in the Lakeview neighborhood Sunday morning, according to Chicago Fire Department.The fire department responded to a fire at 805 W. Bradley shortly before 4 a.m. Upon arrival, flames could be seen coming from the second and third floors of the building.RELATED:...
    CHICAGO — The Chicago Fire Department’s rank and file fails to reflect the diversity of the city it serves — and City Council’s Black Caucus wants to change that. In a city split roughly one-third Black, one-third Latino and one-third white, of the department’s 2,551 firefighters, there are just 430 Black and 520 Latino...
    CHICAGO -- One man was killed and four people injured in a crash early Thursday morning in Chatham on the South Side.A 35-year-old man was driving about 1:20 a.m. in the 7900-block of South King Drive when he ran through a red light and struck another vehicle with four people inside, according to preliminary information...
    EVANSTON, Ill. (WLS) -- The Evanston Fire Department held a live burn demonstration Sunday to show just how quickly a fire can spread.Two fires were set in rooms, one with a home fire sprinkler and the other without to compare the difference.RELATED: Illinois fire departments aim to save lives, reduce house fire damage with sprinkler...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — A boy was hit by a car Sunday afternoon in the South Chicago neighborhood. The Fire Department said the boy, whose age was not immediately learned, was struck by a car around 1:30 p.m. at 83rd Street and Manistee Avenue. He was taken to South Shore Hospital in good condition, the Fire...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- A man was shot and two others including a child were hurt by broken glass during a funeral Wednesday at Mount Hope Cemetery in Morgan Park on the Far South Side.According to Alderman Matt O'Shea, there were two funeral processions happening when Chicago Police said a white vehicle blocked eastbound lanes in...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- The Chicago Fire Department is joining the American Cancer Society to launch Breast Cancer Awareness month starting Thursday, October 1.Chicago Fire says it has the largest number of women serving as firefighters and paramedics in the United States.Chicago Fire Department's First Deputy Fire Commissioner, Anette Nance-Holt sat down with ABC 7 to...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Three people were shot Monday night, including a child, according to the Chicago Fire Department.The shooting happened near the 3300-block of West Van Buren St.A girl was taken to Stroger Hospital, the fire department said.RELATED: Albany Park vigil, rally aims to bring change after uptick in crime, shootings on northwest sideOne woman...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Six residents were injured in a fire Tuesday that broke out in a high-rise apartment building in the Loop, officials said.According to the Chicago Fire Department, around 12:30 a.m. a fire was reported on the 32nd floor of an apartment building in the 400-block of East Randolph Street.Three people were inside the...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- An extra-alarm fire ripped through a scrap yard Sunday in the Galewood neighborhood on the West Side, according to the Chicago Fire Department.The fire broke out shortly after 4:00 a.m at the scrap yard on the elevated Bloomingdale Trail near Austin and Cortland Avenues, CFD said.The incident was elevated to a two-alarm...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- The Chicago Fire Department rescued a cat from an extra-alarm fire at an apartment complex in the West Woodlawn neighborhood Wednesday morning that left many residents displaced.The fire broke out in a three-story, 30-unit residential building in the 6100-block of South Eberhart Avenue at about 4:48 a.m., the fire department said.Chopper 7HD...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- The Chicago fire academy is closed until further notice after an apparent COVID-19 outbreak impacting both students and instructors.Officials said they are working to determine the source of the outbreak at the Robert J. Quinn Fire Academy, located at 558 W. De Koven Street in the South Loop. It's not clear how...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Chicago police said a 12-year-old boy was shot in the city's Woodlawn neighborhood Friday evening.Police said the shooting happened in a park at South 64th Street and West Ellis Avenue sometime between 8 and 8:30 p.m.Police said the boy was standing in the park with a group of males when shots were...
    The Chicago Fire Department announced Sunday that it had launched an investigation into an online post that alleged someone operating a firetruck removed a Black Lives Matter banner, officials said. A post on Nextdoor — a hyperlocal social network — by Dr. Adele Cobbs claimed that the Black Lives Matter banner in Kenwood near Lake Shore Drive...
    The Chicago Fire Department is investigating the alleged removal of a Black Lives Matter banner by someone in a firetruck, department officials said. A post on Nextdoor — a social network for neighborhoods — by Dr. Adele Cobbs claims the banner in Kenwood near Lake Shore Drive was removed early Saturday by someone who...
    The Chicago Fire Department is investigating the alleged removal of a Black Lives Matter banner by someone in a firetruck, department officials said. A post on Nextdoor — a social network for neighborhoods — by Dr. Adele Cobbs claims the banner in Kenwood near Lake Shore Drive was removed early Saturday by someone who hopped...
    LYNWOOD, Ill. (AP) — A 3-foot-long (.91 meter-long) alligator that surfaced in a suburban Chicago lake has been captured and will eventually be moved to a reptile park, officials said Friday. The gator, which has been named “Alex,” was captured in the lake in the Cook County village of Lynwood, the Lynwood Fire Department said...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- At least 10 people were sent to the hospital Saturday after an accident involving an SUV and CTA bus. EMS Plan 2 for the Auto Accident, Eight (8) Red transported to various hospitals , Four (4) Green transported various hospitals , One Yellow Peds to Comers, Five (5) Refused treatment or transport....
    CHICAGO (CBS) — A 7-year-old boy died and five others were hospitalized when a boat flipped over on the South Branch of the Chicago River early Wednesday evening. A total of nine people ended up in the water. The boat flipped over on the South Branch near 1500 S. Lumber St., just north of Ping...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Nine people ended up in the water, and six of them were hospitalized, when a boat flipped over on the South Branch of the Chicago River early Wednesday evening. The boat flipped over on the South Branch near 1500 S. Lumber St., just north of Ping Tom Memorial Park. The Fire Department...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — A young man died Thursday afternoon, after he went swimming in the turbulent waters of Lake Michigan off Promontory Point, and never resurfaced, Fire Department officials said. Firefighters responded to Promontory Point, at 5500 South Lake Shore Drive, after the young man went missing while swimming in the lake. Chicago Fire Department...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — It was so hot Wednesday afternoon that the 100th Street Bridge over the Calumet River had to be hosed down. The Chicago Department of Transportation said it was reported at 3 p.m. that heat expansion had made it impossible to close the drawbridge. The bridge did eventually come down, but the Fire...
    A Chicago man who allegedly opened fire on three teenagers was arrested and charged with double homicide on June 26, according to the Chicago Police Department. Laroy Battle, 19, was arrested for allegedly firing nine rounds at three teenagers in an alley after they asked him how tall he was, killing Jasean Francis, 17, and...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — The Chicago Police Department has filed disciplinary charges seeking to fire an officer for punching a handcuffed suspect in 2014 and lying about it, and two other officers for lying about why one of them opened fire on a vehicle in the West Lakeview neighborhood in 2015. Police Supt. David Brown agreed...
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