Chicago firefighters were responding to an extra-alarm fire at a church Tuesday morning in the Humboldt Park neighborhood.
The fire started around 8:20 a.m. at Salvation and Deliverance Ministries International at 1540 N. Spaulding Av. No injuries had been reported as of 9 a.m., but the fire has been elevated to a 2-11 alarm, which typically sends about 100 firefighters to the scene.
Three people were rescued from a house fire in Skokie Saturday.
Flames were shooting from the front windows of the Tripp Avenue home when firefighters arrived, officials said.
Investigators said the fire started at the front of the home, but the cause has yet to be determined.
The three victims were taken to the hospital. Their condition remains unknown.
WLS-TV ABC 7 Chicago
Firefighters were able to put a building fire out yesterday, but it wasn't easy.
It happened early yesterday morning at Mother's bar on Monroe in Charleston.
The aftermath left more than a dozen people homeless — and a piece of the city's history in rubble.
Firefighters say this was one of their more difficult fires in recent memory.
It's because the bar was connected to an apartment building. By the time firefighters got there, the flames were out of control, and the wind had picked up. What they discovered next made things even more chaotic.
"We don't see typically large structure fires like this."
Charleston Fire Captain James Calvert says fire fighting can be unpredictable.. "every situation changes.." and when they got to the fire at Mother's, they saw just how challenging it would be.
"A lot of moving parts, and there was kind of people everywhere."
WCIA & WCFN-TV CBS 3 Champaign
A man was seriously injured early Sunday in a fire that broke out on the 52nd floor of the building formerly called the John Hancock Center along Chicago's Magnificent Mile.
At about 3 a.m., the fire broke out the kitchen area of a studio apartment in the 100-block of East Delaware Place.
Firefighters had to force their way into the condo to rescue the man and put out the fire.
The man was transported to Northwestern Hospital in serious condition.
No one else was hurt and the fire was contained to the one condo, fire officials said.
Since the building is a high-rise, protocol required firefighters to check all floors and all stairwells.
WLS-TV ABC 7 Chicago
A fire protection system spared five Northwestern students from a dryer-fire in their residence last Monday, according to the Evanston Fire Department.
About 9:10 p.m., firefighters responded to a fire in the 700 block of Emerson Street, according to Chief Paul Polep. They arrived to the 2-and-a-half story house and located the fire on the second story and put it out. Nine Northwestern students lived at the residence, and five of them were home during the time of the fire, Polep said. No one was hurt.
The department noted that the sprinkler system was running and that the smoke alarm was working.
“Having these systems in place prevented the loss of lives and property,” Polep wrote in a statement.