Chicago firefighters were busy overnight and early this morning with two extra-alarm fires. The Englewood Fire Alarm Office received calls around 5AM reporting fire in a four-story courtyard building at 714 E. 82nd St.

Radioman Dave Weaver has “must hear” audio and comments that:

Fire dispatched at the 2 minute mark as a Still & Box Alarm by the Englewood dispatcher. Jumpers from a courtyard apartment reported to fire companies while enroute. Engine 82 has a must-hear size-up at the 4:55 mark.

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There should be video posted later today by NBC5 HERE.
More details/photo by the Chicago Tribune HERE.
Steve Redick went by the scene later in the morning and submitted these photos.
Chicago Fire Department apartment fire 82nd Street

Squad 5 witha spare Snorkel working at the Sector 1/Sector 2 corner of the building. Steve Redick photo

Chicago Fire Department 3-11 Alarm fire 714 E 82nd Street

One of the trucks is in front of the building and multiple ground ladders can be seen at several windows. Steve Redick photo

Chicago Fire Department 3-11 Alarm Fire at 714 E. 82nd Street

Engine 82, the still alarm engine, on a hydrant down the street. Steve Redick photo

From the Chicago Tribune:

At least four people were injured and others were rescued down ladders when an extra-alarm blaze broke out at a courtyard apartment building in the Chatham neighborhood this morning, authorities say.

The fire started shortly after 5 a.m. in the building in the 700 block of East 82nd Street, possibly in a stairwell of the four-story building, and burned through the top floor, officials said.

The fire was quickly raised to a 3-11 alarm, the second of the early morning, and extra ambulances were called. The fire was struck out shortly before 7 a.m.

When firefighters pulled up, flames were shooting from third- and fourth-floor windows. Firefighters quickly raised ladders to rescue residents, he said.

“They had people hanging out the windows,” Fire Chief Michael Fox told reporters. “And they had one person who already jumped into the alley.”