This from Jeff Rudolph:

From this afternoon’s fire in Evanston. Jeff R.

04/24/13  1937 Hartrey 2nd alarm.
One police officer was treated for smoke inhalation after attempting to make entry into a 2 story home burning on Evanston’s west side. Heat and smoke drove him out, and first in crews where able to make entry and remove one victim. The victim would succumb from his injuries. Command elevated the alarm to a MABAS 2nd alarm. Fire heavily damaged the building of origin and spread to the exterior of the B side exposure house.

This from the Chicago Tribune:

A man died this evening after suffering second- and third-degree burns in a fire at an Evanston home this afternoon, officials said.

The man, believed to be in his mid-60s, died after being taken to Evanston Hospital for treatment of second- and third-degree burns following the fire at a home in the 1900 block of Hartrey Avenue, an Evanston Fire Department spokesman said.

The fire started about 5:15 p.m., and when firefighters arrived they found the man on the first floor of the single-family frame home, where the bulk of the fire was contained, the spokesman said.

The fire spread up to the home’s second floor, but did not do much damage there, and also damaged the siding of a nearby house, the spokesman said.

Evanston firefighters had the fire under control before 6 p.m. Crews from eight other North Shore suburbs assisted in fighting the fire.

Images from the scene.

Evanston FD Truck 22

Evanston Truck 22. Jeff Rudolph photo

Evanston firefighters

Evanston firefighters after overhauling the interior. Jeff Rudolph photo

Evanston FD Engine 25

Engine 21 was on a hydrant. Jeff Rudolph photo

Evanston FD Engine 25

Evanston Engine 25. Jeff Rudolph photo

fatal house fire in Evanston

An Evanston firefighter exits the house. Jeff Rudolph photo

fatal house fire in Evanston

Evanston Battalion 21 and firefighters in front of the house. Jeff Rudolph photo