A Back of the Yards neighborhood garage went up in flames overnight, killing a 57-year-old woman.
The fire started around 11:25 p.m. at a garage near 49th and Bishop.
Neighbors told police a woman ran into the burning garage, but didn’t come out. By the time firefighters arrived, the flames had spread, and crews were unable to save the woman.
After firefighters extinguished the blaze, they found the woman dead inside. Maria Saucedo, 57, was pronounced dead at the scene at 1:10 a.m. Tuesday, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.
After Charles Harding started building his dream home west of Huntley in the Willow Hill subdivision, he realized he was required to install a home sprinkler system – which could cost upward of $15,000.
Just south of his neighborhood, located north of Harmony Road and west of Seeman Road, newly constructed homes in the Botterman Farms subdivision don’t have the same home sprinkler system requirements, even though they also fall in the Huntley Fire Protection District’s jurisdiction.
Three people were injured in an extra-alarm fire at an East Chatham apartment building Monday evening, according to officials.
The fire in the three-story building in the 8100 block of South Maryland Avenue began just before 6:30 p.m. It was under control by just after 7 p.m., according to the Chicago Fire Department's official Twitter account. Fire officials had called a 2-11 alarm and an emergency medical services plan 1, which sends at least five ambulances to a scene. Three people were being treated for injuries suffered in the fire, but all three were expected to be released at the scene, according to the department.
A person who firefighters had been looking for in the burned-out building was found to have been at his work, according to the department.
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Multiple structure fires in St. David kept several area fire departments busy through the afternoon Monday.
Crews first responded to a house fully engulfed in fire in the 200 block of Main just before 1 p.m. An attached business was also heavily damaged. The resident of the house was able to escape the house without injury. A second fire at an old grain silo about 300 yards from the house caught fire around 2:30 p.m. and was quickly extinguished.
The State Fire Marshal was called in to investigate the house fire. Firefighters from Buckheart, Copperas Creek, Cuba, Lewistown, Smithfield, Ipava and Havana Rural worked to put out the fires.