January 22, 2013 - Three Deadly Illinois Fires

Chicago High-Rise Fire

Two men died on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 when a fire ignited on the seventh floor of a high-rise building.  Sixty firefighting units with two-hundred firefighters arrived on the scene.  They were able to extinguish the fire in 45-minutes; however, two men died and one other person experienced a heart attack.  This building was built after 1975; high-rise buildings built after 1975 are not required to have fire sprinklers.  This building had no fire protection.

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Huge Warehouse Fire

More than 170 firefighters responded to the five-alarm fire at an abandoned warehouse on the Southside of Chicago. The fire was reported at 9pm and was contained at 11:45pm. This fire was the largest fire since 2004 in Chicago.

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Deadly Car Fire in Cicero, IL

One person died and two were injured when a car ignited in Cicero. The cause of the vehicle fire is still under investigation.