Man Found Dead in Extra Alarm House Fire on North Sawyer Ave Chicago

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Smoke from a home on Sawyer Avenue in Chicago, where a fatality occurred on Tuesday, November 22, 2022 (SOURCE: CFD Media)
Smoke from a home on Sawyer Avenue in Chicago, where a fatality occurred on Tuesday, November 22, 2022 (SOURCE: CFD Media).

Police, firefighters and paramedics from Chicago responded about 5:44 a.m. Tuesday, November 22, 2022 to a report of a house fire in the block of 1900 North Sawyer Avenue Chicago.




Engine 43’s crew on arrival reported they have a 3-story frame with heavy fire at the back of the building. A Still and Box Alarm was activated on orders of Battalion Chief 17 at 5:49 a.m. Engine 43 reported that they learned that one male lives in the house by himself. Battalion Chief 17 reported a 2 1/2-story frame, 30×50, with back porches going. Fire crews were forcing entry, a main aerial was going up, and two lines were led out by 5:52 AM.

Battalion Chief 17 reported a stop on the exposure building, and a hazard of power lines down in an alley at the back of the home. The fire was burning on all three floors. A primary search was underway with hoarder conditions top to bottom at 6:04 a.m. but about 6:07 a.m. a firefighter fell off of a ladder, and because of fire conditions, firefighters went to defensive operations.




An EMS Plan 1 was activated about 6:07 a.m. and was secured at 6:23 a.m. A MAYDAY and a 2-11 Alarm were also activated around 6:07 a.m. The MAYDAY was secured in short time after PAR.

One firefighter was transported to Level 1 Trauma Center Stroger Hospital Code Red, but was later reported to have a minor injury, according to CFD Media.

Overhaul was underway with the fire under control by 6:32 a.m. Firefighters went interior by 6:37 a.m. but could not perform a complete search of the home because of conditions. One man was found dead inside the home during search operations inside the home.

Fatal house fire on Sawyer Avenue in Chicago, where a fatality occurred on Tuesday, November 22, 2022 (SOURCE: CFD Media)
Fatal house fire on Sawyer Avenue in Chicago, where a fatality occurred on Tuesday, November 22, 2022 (SOURCE: CFD Media).
Fatal house fire on Sawyer Avenue in Chicago, where a fatality occurred on Tuesday, November 22, 2022 (SOURCE: CFD Media)
Fatal house fire on Sawyer Avenue in Chicago, where a fatality occurred on Tuesday, November 22, 2022 (SOURCE: CFD Media).




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