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.