Fire Breaks Out At Edgewater Building

Updated 08/19/11 – 3:34 p.m.

CHICAGO (CBS) — Firefighters were on the scene of a blaze at a building in the Edgewater neighborhood Friday afternoon.

The fire started about 2:45 p.m. at a three-story townhouse at 5757 N. Sheridan Rd., according to the Fire Department.

A still-and-box alarm and an EMS Plan I — which sends five ambulances to the scene — were called for the blaze.

The Fire Department also called for a high-rise response to the blaze, as the building is next door to a high-rise residential building and officials wanted to be prepared in case smoke or flames got into the high-rise.

The fire created a large column of black smoke that could be seen for several blocks, but the Fire Department said no injuries were reported.

Both alarms were struck out and secured by 3:18 p.m.

  • Taxpayer 2

    Thank God, nobody was hurt.

  • Bob Wallen

    Wow. John and Rich must have been scared straight!

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