Microwave sparks small fire in River North high-rise hotel

SHARE Microwave sparks small fire in River North high-rise hotel

A small fire broke out on the 18th floor of a River North hotel Wednesday morning. | Chicago Fire Department photo

A microwave oven sparked a fire Wednesday morning at a high-rise hotel in the River North neighborhood.

A small fire broke out in a room on the 18th floor of the Residence Inn at 410 N. Dearborn St., according to Fire Media Affairs. It was discovered by hotel staff and put out with fire extinguishers.

The origin of the fire is thought to be a microwave, according to Fire Media.

The Office of Fire Investigation will make the final determination of the cause.

The Latest
The Cubs were playing the Cardinals at Wrigley Field that weekend in a series that would mark a turning point in their playoff-drought-breaking season.
Marvel White, 16, was arguing with someone about 6:40 p.m. in the the 6500 block of South Racine Avenue. The other person then shot him in the chest and legs with a handgun.
A 47-year-old was found unresponsive in the 5300 block of South Hermitage Avenue on Tuesday, June 4. Detectives are conducting a homicide investigation.
The man, 45, was shot early Monday, June 17, in the 7600 block of North Paulina Street.
Retro rockers preview next album’s tracks in captivating set at Lincoln Hall.