Tim Olk went into the North Palos FPD on Christmas and submitted several images from a house fire in Palos Hills.

The Palos Patch posted this:

A family of six had to be evacuated from their Palos Hills home after a chimney fire sparked a blaze in the attic on Christmas Day, officials said.

No one was injured in the fire in the 104th block of 84th Avenue in Palos Hills, but the home is unhabitable, said North Palos Fire Protection District Battalion Chief Rocky Carlson.

Carlson said he believes the family went to stay with other family members. The call came in at about 1:43 p.m. Tuesday and firefighters got it under control somewhere between 15 minutes and a half an hour, he said.


house fire in Palos Hills on Christmas day

Tim Olk Photo


Firefighters overhaul the rear of the house. Tim Olk photo


Tim Olk photo


A firefighter gets a face full of water while overhauling the soffit. Tim Olk photo


The house suffered extensive damage. Tim Olk photo


North Palos Engine 813 is an X- Worth engine. Tim Olk photo