CHICAGO (CBS) — Eight people were rescued from an extra-alarm fire in northwest suburban Norridge on Wednesday, after they became trapped by flames that destroyed their home.
The fire started around 5 a.m. in a single-family home in the 7900 block of West Gunnison Street.READ MORE: Jussie Smollett Trial: Lead Detective In Investigation Explains On Witness Stand How Smollett Went From Victim To Suspect
Norridge Police Chief Jim Jobe said a couple police officers helped rescue eight people from the home, in part by using a ladder they found nearby.
“One officer had to break a window to get somebody out from the second story,” he said. “They put a ladder up to the second story to help a kid out of the second floor.”