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Home on Aberdeen Street damaged by fire Sunday

A home in the 18300 block of Aberdeen Street was damaged in a fire Sunday night, according to Homewood Fire Chief Bob Grabowski. 

Firefighters respond to blaze in Homewood on Sunday

  Firefighters on scene in the 3200 block of 184th Street 
  in Homewood on Sunday morning.
(Eric Crump/H-F 
  Chronicle)

Kerrigan death ruled a homicide

A Homewood man found dead in his home Wednesday night was the victim of a homicide, according to Homewood police.

Death connected to Homewood fire ruled a homicide

Firefighters found the body of 78-year-old James Kerrigan deceased in his home after extinguishing a fire Wednesday night at 1000 block of 185th St.

No one injured in fire early Sunday

Homewood firefighters responded to a residential fire in the 1700 block of 187th Street in Homewood early Sunday. Fire officials said the family was home at the time but was able to evacuate without injury.

At least one resident ‘lost everything’ in Martin Avenue fire

No one was harmed during a house fire in the early morning hours Saturday at 18332 Martin Ave., Homewood, though at least one resident suffered significant personal property damage.
 
According to Homewood Fire Chief Bob Grabowski, the department received a call about the fire shortly after 1 a.m. Grabowski said the fire was contained to the front porch and the front of the house, and the cause continues to be investigated.

Man found dead after Flossmoor fire was dentist’s widower

The person found dead at the scene of a Flossmoor fire has been identified as Krzysztof A. Kasinski, 78. Kasinski was the owner of the home at 2010 Collett Lane that was gutted by fire on Feb. 28.
 
Cook County Medical Examiner spokeswoman Becky Schlikerman confirmed Kasinski’s identity after a long process of trying to locate his next-of-kin. It’s believed he had no next-of-kin in the United States.
 

Crews encountered ‘high heat and a large volume of fire’ at fatal scene

The Flossmoor fire on Feb. 28 in which the homeowner was found dead took almost an hour and multiple crews to extinguish after firefighters found the house fully ablaze.
 
According to Flossmoor Fire Captain Matt Berk, a report of the fire that came in at 12:47 p.m. initially identified Homewood as the location of the house, which actually is in the 2000 block of Collett Lane in Flossmoor. 
 

Fire department science program for teens is Sept. 23

Putting out a fire takes more than manpower.  There’s lots of science involved, as Homewood Fire Chief Bob Grabowski will explain at the Pop-Up Science Program  “The Science, Math and Physics of Fire Engineering” on Sept. 23.
 
This program from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., hosted by the Homewood Science Center, 18022 Dixie Highway, is geared toward teens ages 12 to 16. It will be part classroom lecture and part demonstration. 
 

Debris, blown-out windows are evidence of fire that gutted Flossmoor house

Flossmoor fire officials said the cause of Saturday’s blaze on Hagen Lane is under investigation. One resident of the house was rescued from the house and taken to the hospital. Her condition is not known. 

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