Chicago police, firefighters, and paramedics responded about 11:40 AM Monday January 8, 2018 to a report of a house fire at 4828 West Van Buren Chicago, Il. Police and firefighter/paramedics on the discovered a house fire with an injured victim and an exposure building.
Update: Firefighter being transported to Stroger for minor burns. Still have lines on the fire at 4828 W. Van Buren. pic.twitter.com/pEmqNUznLt
— Chicago Fire Media (@CFDMedia) January 8, 2018
Chicago: #BreakingNews Several firefighters injured battling an extra-alarm fire with a #mayday call-out on the city’s west side:
– 1 f/f with burns gives a thumbs-up to residents
– 2 other f/f’s injured
– 1 one civilian injured#CFD @ChicagoFireDep @CFDMedia pic.twitter.com/kLM4vVFsLD
— Captured News (@CapturedNews) January 8, 2018
Engine 113’s crew on arrival reported smoke showing at 11:43 a.m.
Battalion Chief 18 reported a residential frame, 25×50, two lines led out, primary search underway with a report of a person possibly in the basement by 11:46 a.m.
An ambulance was assigned to Side A by 11:48 a.m. but the assignment was updated to Side C in the alley by 11:49 a.m.
Battalion Chief 18 reported there was rescue of one individual by 11:49 a.m.
Battalion Chief 18 also reported firefighters had one line on the fire, a ground ladder up at the front of the building by 11:49 a.m.
A Still and Box was requested at 11:54 a.m. as fire was apparently affecting an exposure building.
District Chief 2-1-24 reported four lines on the fire with a large amount of fire knocked down and all companies working at 12:04 p.m.
The Command Van, #271, reported the van was on scene at Van Buren and Cicero … CFD Main says he didn’t tell him his location when Deputy District Chief 2-2-4 asked where the command van was located. Command Van 2-7-1 repeated the location of the van.
A 2-11 ALARM was requested at 12:11 PM on orders of Battalion Chief 18, but immediately following a 2-11, MAYDAY, and an EMS Plan 1 was order for a missing firefighter.
The missing firefighter was found by 12:18 p.m. The firefighter had been out of reach of communications for a few moments, according to CFDMedia.
Command reported three lines on the fire, one master stream at work. Command also declared another exposure to the west was involved with fire. The building was described as 2-story residential at 12:34 p.m.
At the time of this report it was unknown if there were a total of two or three buildings involved with fire.
One firefighter suffered minor burns and was transported to Stroger Hospital, according to Chicago Fire Media said. Two other firefighters were transported to West Suburban Medical Center in Oak Park.
A CFDMedia tweet reported the firefighters are in “good shape” and were expected to be treated and released.
FIRE/MEDIC UNITS ASSIGNED …
ENGINE(S): E113 E117
TRUCK(S): T26 TL14
SQD2 (unavailable) CV271
RIT: BC14 T29
CHIEF(S): BC ??
EMS: A ?? FC ?? STANDBY A ??
STILL AND BOX ALARM AT 11:55 AM
TRUCK(S): T36 T7
CHIEF(S): 224 2-7-10 4-1-9
BC17 Box Chief
CHANGE OF QUARTERS:
STAGING: Harrison and Cicero
2-11 ALARM AT 12:11 PM on orders of BC18 then 2-11,MAYDAY, and EMS Plan 1
CHIEF(S): 2-1-12 5-1-5
BC15 Safety Chief?
CHANGE OF QUARTERS:
MAYDAY STAGING: Congress and Cicero
EMS PLAN 1 and MAYDAY SECURED AT 12:22 PM
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3 firefighters, 1 resident injured in West Side house fire. https://t.co/PZLoekv3CP
— CBS Chicago (@cbschicago) January 8, 2018
— ABC 7 Chicago (@ABC7Chicago) January 8, 2018