House Fire on Grand Lake Blvd in West Chicago Kills 1 Man, Injures Another When They Were Trapped by Smoke and Flames

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West Chicago firefighter/paramedics and police responded about 10:00 p.m. Wednesday April 17, 2019 to a house fire on Grand Lake Boulevard just west of Fremont Street.

Three people were in the three-story house on Grand Lake Boulevard between Fremont Street and Elliot Avenue in West Chicago, and firefighters received a report that two people were trapped in the house. One person was able to escape from the house fire.

Firefighters arrived to find the porch and the first floor and second floor involved with fire. The house fire was described as fully-involved, and fire command activated MABAS Box Alarm #063 for extra assistance from firefighters from neighboring communities.

Firefighters had to switch to defensive mode by 10:06 p.m. and also called for a Second Alarm at 10:06 p.m. Fire command reported the fire was mostly struck by 10:11 p.m. with firefighters working on extinguishing hot spots.

Fire officials said a 53-year-old man died in the house fire. Initially the identity of the man killed was not released. A 92-year old man was rescued by firefighters and transported to the hospital. Initially, his condition was not released.

The extra alarm fire was struck out at 11:08 p.m. with extra firefighters being released a short time later.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Video below shows live stream that captured a Superior ambulance crew arriving before removing the body of a man killed in the house fire.


BREAKING OVERNIGHT: One man has died and another transported to a hospital after fire rips through a DuPage county home. Turn on Ch. 7 and watch ABC 7 News for the latest:

Posted by ABC 7 Chicago on Thursday, April 18, 2019



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