Apartment Fire with Rescues on S Phillips St and 79th St, Chicago — 3-11 Alarm, EMS Plan 2

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Chicago police, firefighters and paramedics responded about 6:32 AM Friday September 7, 2018 to a report of a fire in a courtyard apartment building, 7901 South Phillips Chicago, Il. Police, firefighters and paramedics received a report that people were trapped in a courtyard apartment on the third floor.

Engine 26’s crew on arrival reported smoke showing. Battalion Chief 23 reported a 3-story ordinary, residential over commercial, 100×100 with a fire on the third floor.

Rescues were being made from the courtyard to the 3rd floor by 6:39 am. Chicago Fire Media reported no critical injuries as of 7:23 a.m.




An additional RIT was requested to the scene.Battalion Chief 4 and Truck 11 were assigned second RIT (Rapid Intervention Team).

Command reported a good knock on the fire by 6:56 am. Two aerial ladders were at the front of the building, ground ladders were up and 10 patients were being treated by EMS by 6:56 am.

Patients were transferred from the building property for triage at a McDonald’s nearby.

The fire department response was updated to a 3-11 Alarm and a Mayday at 7:02 a.m. for an injured or missing firefighter. The Mayday was secured as the firefighter was secured by 7:13 a.m.

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