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CFD video from 2011 blizzard

Chris Ranck thought the following video would be of interest to our readers.

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Chicago 2-11 Alarm High Rise fire 2-1-13

Chicago companies arrived at 230 E. Ontario Street Friday morning and found a 30-story high-rise with fire blowing out of a 7th floor window in Sector 1. The alarm was immediately upgraded to a Box Alarm followed by a 2-11 Alarm and EMS Plan I.

The Chicago Tribune has an article:

An extra-alarm fire at a Near North Side high-rise building was largely confined to the unit where it started because the apartment’s resident remembered to close the door after fleeing the fire, according to the Chicago Fire Department.

Crews were called about 11:15 a.m. to a building in the 200 block of East Ontario Street, according to Larry Langford, a spokesman for the Chicago Fire Department. The fire was raised from a still and box alarm to a 2-11 alarm just before 11:30 a.m. Traffic around North Michigan Avenue north of the Chicago River was affected.

The woman who lives in the apartment, age 25, was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospitalin good-to-fair condition to be evaluated, Langford said.

The entire article can be found HERE along with photos and a video.

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