12 displaced after Christmas morning fire on Far South Side

Arriving crews found a fire that had started in the garage and made its way into the home's attic, Deboodt said.

Firefighters quickly extinguished a grease fire and prevented it from spreading to the rest of the house late Sunday night.

One person died in a Christmas Eve fire at a senior housing complex in Abington. The inside of the home has smoke and water damage. They said the apartments were either burned or heavily damaged by water.

Fire officials say the building contained 17 rooms, and all but one side of the building was completely destroyed. Firefighters were able to get there fast and take out the fire.

More news: Jack Wilshere admits Arsenal were 'scared' of Liverpool before mounting Emirates comeback

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

"Within minutes, the Middlesex Fire Department responded and immediately requested a second alarm." he said.

No injuries were reported and the family got out safely, authorities said.

American Red Cross disaster responders were brought in to assist the family with its immediate needs.

(Copyright © 2015. All Rights Reserved.)
 
Recommended

Mom gives teachers wine bottles with son's face on them
DJ's parents got the teacher bottles of wine, but the labels on the bottles were replaced with a photo of the student. Other fans praised the bottle labels, while also relating to the OH couple's hilarious thoughts on parenthood.

Dave Chappelle premering two Netflix specials on New Year's Eve
This will mark the comedian's third and fourth comedy specials set at Netflix for this year as part of a wide-ranging deal. In one NSFW clip , Chappelle aims his jabs at the " poor whites" who helped elect Donald Trump during the 2016 election .

Google celebrates the winter solstice with new Doodle
And in fact, the tradition of the Christmas tree may have its roots in such pre-Christian traditions associated with the solstice. It's a yearly astronomical turning point that humans have celebrated for millennia (just think Stonehenge or the ancient Maya).

Rudy Gobert Knee Injury Reportedly Diagnosed as Sprained PCL; Out 1 Month
It's worth mentioning that Utah's Derrick Favors and the rest of the squad filled in well last time Gobert missed time. He'll be re-evaluated in two weeks following the second lower-body injury to the big man in the past month and a half.

Bitcoin insider trading lends veneer of normality
If you look at the average price of Bitcoin Cash on the other major platforms, it now hovers around $3,600-$3,700. Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong says the company will investigate allegations of insider trading.

Rodgers salutes Celtic as record run ends
There has been a sense that Celtic have been hanging on to their undefeated run by a thread for several weeks now. Certainly, this is a squad in dire need of an injection of energy.

Virat Kohli sizzles on the dance floor with his wife Anushka Sharma
The red bindi, the sindoor and the mogras in her hair just made the look more potent. The Delhi reception is taking place at the Taj Diplomatic Enclave, in Delhi.

Trump Putin call: Central Intelligence Agency helped stop Russian Federation terror attack
Sunday's call was the second time Trump and Putin had spoken in just four days . Neither the Kremlin nor the White House identified the would-be attackers.

One vote in recount gives House Democrats 50th seat
The race is now a tie after the contested vote was changed to Republican candidate David Yancey after judges reviewed it. According to the Post, legislation in the house requires 51 votes to pass, and there is no mechanism to break ties.

Pandora on-demand now available for 'free'
Pandora is doing just that by giving users of their free service access to the Premium service for a certain period of time.

Texas Jobless Rate for November at Record Low of 3.8 Percent
The Texas jobless rate has improved for the seventh month in a row with November unemployment slipping to a record 3.8 percent. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Alaska's unemployment rate is at its highest levels since May 2012, when it was also 7.2 percent.

Could remains found in Montana be missing Skelton boys?
Seven years ago, three local boys - Andrew, Alex and Tanner Skelton - went missing, a disappearance that remains unexplained. An anthropologist estimated the bones belonged to three children between the ages of 2 to 4, 5 to 8, and 6 to 10.

Google's Year in Search 2017: Bahubali 2 was India's top trend
Other people on the top global list include Harvey Weinstein , Kevin Spacey , Gal Gadot and Melania Trump. The annual Year in Search analyzes Google Trends data to uncover "what the world was searching for".

European Union to Investigate IKEA's Dutch Tax Arrangements
The report stated that IKEA is said to have built up a network of subsidiaries in the Netherlands, Luxembourg and Liechtenstein. A spokesman for Inter Ikea Group said the way it had been taxed "has in our view been in accordance with European Union rules".

Virgin Hyperloop One sets a speed record in testing captured on video
Virgin Hyperloop One set a test speed record of almost 240 miles per hour during its third phase of testing at its site in Nevada. The company has used about 200 engineers, machinists, welders and fabricators to work on the project.


More News

News
More News