Small Fire Breaks Out At West Side School

CHICAGO (STMW) – Fire crews remain were sent to a West Side elementary school where a fire started in an electrical room Monday morning.

A still-and-box alarm was called at Dvorak School at 3615 W. 16th St. about 11 a.m., Fire Media Affairs spokesman Richard Rosado said.

Crews found a fire in an electrical room but quickly extinguished it. There were no reports of injuries, Rosado said.

The fire was out by 11:20 a.m. but crews remain at the scene.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2010. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

  • dan 281

    does this school have a sprinkler system. every elementary school should have one .this should be a national law we have money to fix roads. but not enough when it comes to fire safety. my childs life is much more important than a new set of tires for my car. this should be done as part of our infrastructure rebuilding put some money towards life safety

  • rick

    They typically wouldn’t have “sprinklers” in an electrical room since water spraying all over electrical equipment might not be such a good thing. A more expensive Halon type system might do the trick but I doubt they have them with the state of budgets and all.

  • Oldy22

    Glad the firemen got it out fast. I still remember the tragic fire in the 50’s. Great job by the firefighters. The Halon system is really nasty on electrical component. Many places will not use it since it is not safe to humans.

  • wweuniverse5455

    i go to this school.we didnt notice the fire.we was outside for an 1-2 hours.

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