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Chicago Fires

6-Year-Old Girl Severely Burnt After Playing With Lighter

Posted 12.13.2011 | Chicago

A 6-year-old girl was hospitalized with second-degree burns Monday evening after she accidentally set herself on fire while playing with a Bic lighter...

WATCH: Lincoln Park Building Collapses In Extra-Alarm Fire

Posted 11.16.2011 | Chicago

A three-story brick home dating back to 1888 collapsed during an extra-alarm fire in Chicago's Lincoln Park neighborhood Friday afternoon. The fire...

Chicago Fire Deaths May Eclipse Last Year's Total

RedEye | Tracy Swartz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago is on pace to record a higher number of fire deaths this year than last year....

Chicago Fire Deaths May Be At Record Low

Chicago Sun-Times | Frank Main | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago is on track to have the fewest fire deaths in the modern history of the city, authorities said Monday. The deaths of sisters Perla and Carla ...

Remembrances of the Angels

John Kuenster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
John Kuenster

In writing Remembrances of the Angels I felt as I did in the beginning--that tragedies such as Our Lady of the Angels School fire should never be forgotten. The deaths and injuries of the students and nuns, the emotional wounds inflicted on parents, relatives, and survivors, represent a horrible price to pay for the improved fire safety of our schools today.

Three Children Die In Summit Fire

Chicago Tribune | Jeremy Gorner and Steve Schmadeke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

An 8-year-old girl and her two brothers, ages 3 and 1, were killed in an overnight blaze at a housing complex in southwest suburban Summit, the Cook C...