CHICAGO (CBS) — Firefighters say an alert neighbor saved a Highland Park house from destruction Sunday.
That neighbor saw smoke coming from the house on Ridgewood Drive and called 911.READ MORE: Chicago Has 'Formally Passed The Omicron Peak' As New COVID-19 Infections Decline, Hospitalizations Level Off, Top Doc Says
Firefighters were able to dowse the flames in time before they got out of control.
“They knocked it out very quickly, very minimal damage on the inside of the home,” Dep. Chief Frank Nardomarino said.READ MORE: No Changes To Chicago Travel Advisory; Every State Remains On The List For 3rd Week In A Row
He said it could have been very different if no one had called.
“Of course. It was better it called at 6 o’clock than 3 in the morning,” he said.MORE NEWS: 15-Year-Old Killed, Five Other Juveniles Wounded In Trio Of Shootings In Chicago On Tuesday
It could have been 3 a.m. because the family who lives there was not home when the fire started.