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Crews respond to two-alarm fire on Sheridan Road

The Chicago Fire Department is responding to a two-alarm fire in a five story building in the Edgewater Beach neighborhood.

The smokey fire started Wednesday morning at 5820 N. Sheridan Road, and shut down part of Sheridan for more than an hour.

Emergency crews transported several residents to a nearby hospital suffering from smoking inhalation.  Their injuries are not considered life-threatening.

Some residents had to be rescued by ladder because the smoke was too thick.

Sheena Kelly arrived at the building after getting a call from her mother.  She said flames were shooting from a window and that other residents gave her more disturbing news,  “They said it was caused by someone on the second floor, that used to stay here and got evicted.”

Kelly says she and her young daughter lost everything in the fire and now have to find a new place to live.

The cause of the first is still being investigated.


4 Comments to “Crews respond to two-alarm fire on Sheridan Road”

    Anna said:
    January 8, 2014 at 4:02 PM

    My heart goes out to all of those affected by this terrible fire. I am a teacher and was touched by Sheena Kelly's interview. I am wondering if there is any way to get clothing and other supplies to her and others affected. Does WGN have any information on this?

      Amanda said:
      January 8, 2014 at 6:07 PM

      I completely agree with the comment Anna made; Sheena Kelly's interview was heartbreaking. WGN, if there is anything we can do to help please let us know!

    Ghost said:
    January 8, 2014 at 4:40 PM

    This is why you have renters insurance.

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