Subject guide: vacant structure fires

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This resource page allows you to browse our collection materials drawn from federal, state and local governments as well as non-governmental organizations, and professional and scholarly publications. Many of these resources are available online but not all. Fire and EMS: if you need assistance getting access to a copy of any of these materials, please contact the library at 301-447-1046.

Journal articles


Executive Fire Officer Program papers

Books and miscellenous

Spotlight: Chicago Vacant Structure Fire Collapse

On December 22, 2010 at approximately 7:07 a.m. CST, four firefighters responding to a fire in an abandoned laundry in the South Shore area of Chicago were trapped and killed when a portion of the roof and adjacent wall collapsed. The links below are specifically related to this tragic incident.

Photos and diagrams

News articles