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Cicero Fire Department news

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Two people were injured in a fire Sunday morning at a three-story apartment complex in Cicero. The fire started about 6:30 a.m. in a second floor unit at the Eureka Apartments, 1639 S. 50th Court. The blaze quickly spread to the back of the building, where it ignited and consumed the back wooden porch before moving to the third floor.

Firefighters rescued 60 people and six cats from the burning building. Officials were working to find families temporary shelter until they’re able to find long-term housing as the building was deemed uninhabitable.

aftermath of apartment building fire

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aftermath of apartment building fire

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2-Alarm fire in Lake in the Hills, 4-14-15

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One person was injured and more than a dozen were displaced in a fire that broke out late Tuesday night at an apartment building in Lake in the Hills, fire officials said.

Algonquin-Lake in the HIlls Fire Protection District Chief Patrick Mullen said a call came in at 11:53 p.m. Tuesday from a passerby of a three-story apartment building on fire at 1363 Cunat Court.

[Firemen] initially arrived on scene to find the second and third floor balconies fully engulfed and started evacuation of the building, Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Protection District Assistant Chief Peter VanDorpe said. “The building has sprinklers, without [them] it would have been much, much worse.”

A man had to be rescued from the balcony of the burning building and was transported to Sherman Hospital for smoke inhalation.

The fire was declared under control about 1:10 a.m. … and …it appeared the bulk of the damage was on the outside of the building … 18 apartments were damaged.

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