The Chicago Tribune has an article about a fire Tuesday night in an area of unincorporated Cook County which is covered by the Palatine Fire Department.

A man and a woman were hospitalized after a fire erupted at an apartment building in an unincorporated area near Palatine tonight, causing $75,000 in damage.

At 6:32 p.m. the Palatine Fire Department responded to initial reports of a person trapped on the top level of a 3-story residential building at 1434 Carol Ct., according to a statement from the fire department.

Crews searched the apartment building but did not find anyone trapped.

But firefighters did encounter heavy fire and smoke from the window of a second floor apartment where the fire started – and four occupants, according to the statement.

Officers from the Cook County Sheriff’s helped the four and multiple other residents escape before firefighters arrived, according to Palatine Fire Battalion Chief Mike Freese

A man suffered minor burn injuries and a woman had to be transported for a medical condition which developed while firefighters were on the scene, the statement said.  Both were inside the apartment where the fire started and they were taken to Northwest Community Healthcare in Arlington Heights, according to the battalion chief.

The entire article can be found HERE.

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