A fire on New Year’s Day which apparently began on the rear porches escalated into a 2-11 Alarm with an EMS Plan I at 4315 W. 25th Place. The Chicago Tribune reports (HERE) that six people were injured including three Chicago firefighters. After receiving multiple calls, the Englewood Fire Alarm Office boxed the fire before the first companies arrived. Engine 99 was first on the scene and reported that they had rear porches burning. Firefighters rescued two residents from the second floor via ground ladders from the 2-1/2 story frame building. The three firefighters were transported with non-life-threatening injuries.
Tim Olk arrived on the scene in the early stages of the fire and was able to capture several striking images. Tim has a complete gallery which can be viewed HERE.