Extra Alarm Fire at Bristol Court Condominiums on Thames Parkway, Park Ridge


VIDEO: Bristol Court Condominium fire at the 500 Thames Parkway building.

Park Ridge police and firefighters responded about 11:00 a.m. Sunday to a condominium unit fire at 500 Thames Parkway. Fire command quickly called for a second level MABAS Box Alarm, which brought mutual aid firefighters from several communities. A few minutes later an EMS Box was called for mutual aid firefighter/paramedics to aid a large number of displaced residents that were exposed to the cold, winter weather. Ambulances from Elk Grove Village, North Maine, Rosemont, and Park Ridge were on the scene.

One fourth-floor condo unit was fully-involved with a blackened interior. The fire also damaged the mansard roof above the condo unit window, and residents reported seeing flames blowing outside the window. Firefighters quickly knocked the fire and ventilated the roof and other condominium units with open windows. At least two adjacent condo units were also damaged. Water damage was also expected on units below the fire floor.

Neighbors were outside taking care of each other, and firefighters were working to salvage condo units and help residents who were displaced.

Firefighters from Des Plaines, Elk Grove Village, Glenview, Morton Grove, Niles, North Maine, Northbrook, Norwood Park, Prospect Heights, River Grove, Rosemont, Schiller Park and other communities assisted Park Ridge firefighters at the scene or while on standby in Park Ridge fire stations. Maine Township Office of Emergency Management and the Metropolitan Emergency Support Services Canteen were also in the scene.

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