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.