Downers Grove police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 4:00 AM Saturday to a report of crash with injuries at 4013 Washington Street Downers Grove, Il. Neighbors initially reported a possible house fire on Washington Street north of 40th Street — Engine 3 assigned.
Downers Grove had a confirmed structure fire by 4:02 a.m. with multiple neighbors calling 911.
A General Alarm as activated for a confirmed house fire by 4:02 a.m.
Engine 3’s crew on arrival reported a 2-story single family house with fire coming out the front windows on the A-Side and the D-Side, with people at the windows — possible rescues needed.
A caller reported a female inside the burning house on the second floor.
Firefighters reported a possible victim inside the house near a corner of the house — interior firefighters reported trying to get up the stairs by 4:08 a.m.
Engine 1’s crew was assigned to take a second hose line to the rear by 4:11 a.m.
Interior firefighters reported water on the fire by 4:11 a.m. — they might have had water on the fire earlier than that time report.
Engine 3’s crew reported bringing a victim out the front door by 4:13 a.m. — requesting EMS to meet them.
Command reported two victims; eventually a total of three patients were reported injured. One patient possibly seriously injured.
One person was possibly rescued through a window.
All patients were transported to Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove.
Battalion Chief 1 requested a third ambulance by 4:14 a.m. — Medic 5 was assigned. Possibly two ambulances were requested at this time, with Tri-State 524 assigned.
No firefighters were reported injured early Saturday.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
— ChicagoFireMap (@ChicagoFireMap) February 4, 2017
FIRE/MEDIC UNITS ASSIGNED …
ENGINE(S): E3 E1 E5
TRUCK(S): T2 Lombard Truck Oak Brook Ladder 94
SQUAD(S): York Center SQD77
RIT: BC ?? T ??
CHIEF(S): BC3 BC1 Lombard 701 Safety, Westmont Chief, BC51
EMS: M2 M3 M5 Tri-State 524?
CHANGE OF QUARTERS: E88 TL84 SQD51
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