Smoke alarms ... they are a pet peeve item on Erika Leader-Young's fire safety checklist. She is tired of witnessing tragedy in home fires because victims were not alerted by smoke alarms.
Friday, January 4, 2013
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
A fund has been established to help the victims of last Saturday's fire that left almost 70 people without a home. Read to find easy ways to donate.
A Nov. 24 fire left almost 70 Morgan Park residents without a home and in need of basic essentials. The Saturday afternoon 3-11 fire roared through the 34-unit building at 2030 W. 111th Street and destroyed the internal structure of the top floors. A fund has now been established to help the victims of the fire. Read: UPDATED: 5-Story Morgan Park Condo Building Gutted By Fire Donations can be made in person or sent to the Morgan Park Fire Victims’ Fund at Standard Bank, 2400 W. 95th St. in Evergreen Park. You can call the bank directly at 708-499-2000. Since the fund opened yesterday donations have begun to pour in. "We are seeing this really take off," said Ald. Matt O'Shea. The 19th Ward Office and State Rep. Monique Davis' office …
Friday, September 28, 2012
A fire swept through a backyard garage Friday morning, destroying the structure and its contents.
A fire destroyed a garage on the 9200 block of Homan Avenue Friday morning and caused damage to neighboring garages. The fire started early Friday morning and completely incinerated a detached garage. A burnt out car could also be seen in the space that was formerly occupied by the garage. The flames also caused damage to a garage next door leaving a wall and roof partially charred. Evergreen Park Fire Department Chief Ronald Kleinhaus said no one was injured and the cause was under investigation. The fire was extinguished within about 15 minutes, he said. Updated
Thursday, December 16, 2010
Evergreen Park Fire Department battled a fire late Thursday evening. There were no injuries and the fire was extinguished within 15 minutes, officials said.
Firefighters were called to battle a still-alarm blaze Thursday evening at a home in the 2700 block of 89th Street in Evergreen Park. The Evergreen Park Fire Department received the call at 8:20 p.m. Fire Chief Ronald Kleinhaus said a truck was out at the house within three minutes after his department received the call. "The majority of the fire was out probably in 15 minutes, but then you've got to check for extension," Kleinhaus said. Kleinhaus said no one was injured in the fire, but the home sustained about $75,000 in damages. The residents are staying nearby with family members until they are able to move back into their home, officials said. According to Kleinhaus, the fire started near the dryer in the basement of the home. "It …