Four firefighters injured after battling South Side fire
BY JAMES SCALZITTI AND ALLISON HORTON Staff Reporters April 13, 2013 9:26AM
Updated: April 14, 2013 12:01PM
Four firefighters were injured while battling a 2-11 fire on the South Side Saturday morning.
Two firefighters, including a female firefighter, suffered smoke inhalation while trying to extinguish the blaze at a three-story building at 9041 S. Muskegon Ave., according to Fire Media Affairs. Two others suffered minor injuries. All were taken to Advocate Trinity Hospital with minor injuries.
All of the injuries were due to the stairway collapse, according to Fire Media Affairs.
All the firefighters who were in the building got out of the building and have been accounted for, and the firefighting efforts were then switched to a “defensive” mode, meaning fire personnel were fighting it from the outside, according to Fire Media Affairs.
A 2-11 alarm was called for the fire about 9 a.m. An EMS Plan I, which sends at least five ambulances to the scene, was also called, as was the “Mayday” call about that time. The fire was out by about 9:40 a.m., according to Fire Media Affairs.
A 2-11 alarm sends at least eight engines, four trucks, two tower ladders, five battalion chiefs, a district chief, a deputy district chief, a squad company, an ambulance and the Command Van to the scene.
Four residents were displaced by the fire, according to police.