CHICAGO — A 69-year-old man is hospitalized after an extra-alarm fire that impacted four homes in the city’s Logan Square neighborhood.
The fire started around 6 a.m. Tuesday at a two-flat building in the 2400 block of North Washtenaw Avenue. The flames had affected three neighboring homes, however Deputy District Chief Robert Jurewicz with the Chicago Fire Department (CFD) told reporters on scene those three homes had limited exposure thanks to the efforts of his crews.
Jurewicz also stated while a full investigation needs to be completed, it appears the first started on the back porch of the building and made its way into the main structure.
Skycam9 was over the scene where large flames and smoke was seen billowing from the structure. See a small portion of that footage in the video above.
In a press conference approximately two hours after the fire began, CFD officials stated a 69-year-old man had sustained injuries but was in “good condition.” That individual is an occupant of the main fire building.
Due to the fire, Fullerton is closed at California and Talman, Washtenaw is closed at Fullerton and Logan, Fairfield is closed at Fullerton and Altgeld, Altgeld is closed from Washtenaw to California.
Approximately 125 CFD firefighters were a part of the response to this fire.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.