Video from Steve Redick of the 2-11 Alarm fire at 6151 S. Wolcott 12/26/17

Single digit temps and hoarder conditions. Tower ladder and snorkel operating


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Firefighters responded at 3:23 p.m. for fire in a 1.5-story building in the 6100 block of South Wolcott. It was upgraded to a box alarm at 3:27 p.m. and then a 2-11 about 4 p.m.

The fire originated in the building’s basement and second floor. Crews used six handlines and two elevated master streams to extinguish the flames.

By 5:27 p.m., the fire had been struck out.

A 65-year-old man was taken in serious-to-critical condition with smoke inhalation as well as second- and third-degree burns to his body.