Firefighters responded to a cooking fire call at 3:50 p.m. Wednesday in the 300 block of North Hyde Park Boulevard. A pan of oil on the stove top caught fire activating the home’s sprinkler system. The fire, which caused minimal damage, was out by the time firefighters arrived.… Continue Reading »
A Lake Zurich family is receiving assistance from the American Red Cross after a fire damaged part of their two-story townhome Sunday. The Lake Zurich Fire Department responded to the blaze at around 6:47 p.m. on Sunday. The building’s sprinkler system activated and aided fire units, keeping the flames from spreading further, according to a news release. … Continue Reading »
Fire struck an optical components factory at 1916 Greenleaf St. in Evanston last Friday afternoon. The fire was first reported about 2:15 p.m. and Evanston fire crews had managed to bring it under control in less than half an hour. All the workers in the building managed to get out safely on their own. … Continue Reading »
Firefighters quickly extinguished a fire inside a restaurant at an Evanston strip mall Saturday afternoon, preventing injuries and preserving the building with the help of a functioning sprinkler system, according to the Evanston Fire Department. Fire crews were called shortly after 1 p.m.… Continue Reading »
According to Fire Chief Brian Lambel, crews around 10:30 p.m. responded to an active fire alarm at the Republic garbage transfer station, 1701 Kenneth Dr., where they observed heavy fire and smoke coming from the one-story facility.… Continue Reading »
Fire crews fought back a blaze at the Old Navy store inside the Orland Park Place shopping center late Sunday afternoon. The fire caused significant fire and smoke damage to the store. There were no injuries reported.