Update: The fire on the 50th floor of the John Hancock building in Chicago was accidental according to CFD Spokesperson Larry Langford. Â The fire originated in a bedroom on that floor. Â All occupants of the 50th floor have been displaced. Â There were 5 injuries reported including one police officer who suffered from smoke inhalation. Â None of the injuries appear to be life threatening. Â We are working on getting the audio up.
A fire was reported at the John Hancock Building in Downtown Chicago shortly after 2:30 this afternoon. Â Companies arrived to fire blowing out of the 50th floor windows. Â The fire is currently a 2-11 Alarm Fire. Â The John Hancock Building is 100 Stories Tall. Â Companies currently have the bulk of the fire knocked but extensive overhaul is required. Â We did hear reports of a CPD Officer injured at the fire. Â We will bring you more as soon as we get it.
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