Firemen Blamed For Chicago House Burning Down

 Tuesday, March 10, 2015

 CBS Chicago

A South Side woman has nothing but the clothes on her back, and she says the Chicago Fire Department is to blame. CBS 2’s Mike Puccinelli reports from Englewood. What was left of Janice Hooper’s home had to be bulldozed and hauled away Friday. And this 60-year-old married mother of two says it didn’t have to be this way. “Maybe if they’d been more assertive maybe this wouldn’t have happened,” Hooper says. She is referring to firemen who initially came to her house after she smelled something burning and called 9-1-1 late Wednesday night. Hooper says they searched the house, found no heat source and left.