3 buildings sustain ‘heavy damage’ during South Chicago fire
SUN-TIMES MEDIA WIRE June 25, 2011 7:42AM
Updated: June 25, 2011 8:42AM
Three people were treated on the scene for smoke inhalation when a fire started at one home and spread to two others overnight in the South Chicago neighborhood on the South Side.
The blaze started about 3:20 a.m. at 8505 S. Saginaw Ave. and spread to 8507 and 8509 S. Saginaw Ave., according to Fire Media Affairs spokesman Quention Curtis. At least of of the buildings was vacant.
“It was elevated to an extra-alarm immediately,’’ Curtis said. Three people were treated on the scene after they complained of minor smoke inhalation.
No one was hospitalized and while the three 1-1/2 story frame construction residential buildings sustained ‘heavy damage,’’ they remained standing, Curtis said.
The alarm was canceled at 4:20 a.m.
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.