A 3-11 Alarm Fire on Monday Evening damaged at least 7 buildings in Chicago. Â Above is the fireground audio posted byÂ Radioman911TVÂ and below is some news coverage of the 3-11.
“5/16/16 CHICAGO – 3-11 Alarm Multi-Structure Fire 3338 N. Marshfield Ave. (near Lincoln and Belmont) Radio Traffic (Condensed time) – Audio by Broadcastify/Video by Radioman911.com”
CHICAGO (WLS) –Â A massive fire sent smoke and flames shooting into the air near the bustling corner of Lincoln, Belmont, and Ashland in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood Monday. Â “Black smoke was everywhere. It was hard to breathe when I got out. I don’t know, it just looked really bad,” said Nobuko Kuroda, a fire victim.
The fire began around 5 p.m. Monday at a multi-unit apartment building in the 3300-block of North Marshfield, then spread to an apartment building next door and to other buildings across an alleyway. A total of seven buildings were affected.
Officials said the blaze spread quickly in part because of moderate winds and the proximity of the buildings.
“A lot of combustibles, and we had a little bit of a breeze today, so those two things combined will really accelerate the fire quite a bit,” said Dist. Chief Dan Cunningham, Chicago Fire Dept.
Investigators focused Monday night on the area where the fire started: a rear porch of a multi-unit apartment building that is now a total loss.
“You could see it was like a big crater. It was just an insane amount of fire, so many different colors of smoke. It was really, wow,” said Mark Hewlett, a witness.
Despite the intensity of the fire, officials said residents who were home managed to evacuate on their own and no rescues were needed.”…Continue Reading Here