Large fire breaks out in Lakeview bui...

Large fire breaks out in Lakeview building

There are 14 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Jun 27, 2008, titled Large fire breaks out in Lakeview building. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

Chicago Fire fighters were battling a large blaze Friday afternoon at a commercial building in West Lakeview , but there were no immediate reports of injuries.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at Chicago Tribune.


Chicago, IL

#1 Jun 27, 2008
It was a pretty big fire. I hope no one got hurt.

Minooka, IL

#4 Jun 27, 2008
i didn't mean to use the 1st "hello" nickname. we are two differnet persons.
Are you kidding me

Chicago, IL

#5 Jun 27, 2008
hello wrote:
it was mayor Dailys fault
Wow. Can't even spell your own mayor's name right?!?

Naperville, IL

#6 Jun 27, 2008
Borrow and Spend Repubs

Chicago, IL

#7 Jun 27, 2008
Hope all is well , P-Bombz...

“Two, Tree, maybe Four”

Since: Nov 07

Blue Island

#8 Jun 27, 2008
hello wrote:
can that be seen from today's cub game?
Highly unlikely since they are playing at the Cell
another witness

United States

#9 Jun 27, 2008
We saw a Boxer take off running and some people tried to catch up with it but they haven't come back yet... So if you're in the area and see a Boxer on the loose, this is where he came from. Hope everyone and their pets are ok!!!!

Chicago, IL

#10 Jun 27, 2008
I live a few blocks away from the fire, and saw smoke coming from that area as I went to walk my dogs. I called 911, but the FD had already arrived.

One thing not mentioned in the story: as the firemen were busy trying to contain the flames, a medium-light brown boxer came tearing down Ravenswood and turned eastbound down Melrose. Apparently after asking a few questions, it turned out that the dog is named Sophie, and she lives on the first floor of the building that was on fire. Many of us tried to comb the neighborhood looking for Sophie, but to no avail.

I spoke to a police officer who said they were aware of the situation, but given the time frame and the dog's speed (probably about 15-20 mph) she could have been as far as the lakefront.

If anyone sees a dog resembling Sophie's description, please contact 311 or Animal Control.
Amy Wechsler

Cedar Lake, IN

#11 Jun 27, 2008
I was at the fire and saw the boxer take off... he was east bound on melrose ave at ravenswood. they said there are other animals trapped in the building as well. one women required medical attention after being rescued from the fire escape.

Elmhurst, IL

#13 Jun 27, 2008
hello wrote:
i didn't mean to use the 1st "hello" nickname. we are two differnet persons.
try some originality
Globalist Agenda

Chicago, IL

#14 Jun 27, 2008
Was this the office of Guaranteed Rate that burned ?

Chicago, IL

#15 Jun 27, 2008
hello wrote:
can that be seen from today's cub game?
What does this have to do with the fire?
Sophies Mom


#16 Jun 28, 2008
Sophie came back to us later in the evening! A fabulous boy and his family found her and took great care of her. They all drove over to return her to us - safe and sound!
Thank you to everyone who helped spread the word about our Sophie and special thanks to the family who found her.

Buffalo Grove, IL

#17 Jun 29, 2008
fucudoma wrote:
Dear homeowners,
Watch out for the ambulance chasing board-up companies. They will try to Parley the board-up into a fire repair job. The one that’s owned by the construction company in this link ended up burning down the house again.
This Metro Company’s subcontractor carelessly set this house on fire a second time… Talk about being burned!!
Don't get burned twice like this poor family did!!
I copied this link for you....
"The insurance purposely misleading customers. The first commandment of the insurance industry is,'Thou shalt pay as little, as late, as possible.’ You go to financial heaven if you can carry out that commandment."
__- California Lieutenant Governor and former Insurance Commissioner John Garamendi
_____» Read more on the Public Broadcasting System's website

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Lakeview Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
News 3 dead, 22 wounded in Chicago shootings Mon Rees Porter 9
News Police Will Be Patrolling Wrigleyville For DUIs... Aug 20 grounded in reality 1
News Murder suspect waives bail hearing (Aug '07) Aug 13 123Towing 262
News 11 Wounded In Shootings Monday Across Chicago Aug 2 bozo 1
News Chicago property tax bill double whammy: Increa... Aug 1 bozo 1
News Obamas choose New York architects to design Chi... Aug 1 Go Blue Forever 5
News Murders, shootings, and robberies are on the ri... Jul '16 bozo 1

Lakeview Jobs

More from around the web

Personal Finance

Lakeview Mortgages