Chicago Firefighters battled a 3-11 Alarm Fire at 5727 N. Kimball early this morning. Â Companies arrived to find heavy fire on the third floor and early reports indicated there were jumpers. Â Companies made rescues using ground ladders and reported burned out stairwells in the building. Â Now includes raw video posted byÂ SRResquire. Â His video with dispatch audio is on the bottom.
“WGN-TV Â One person was killed and at least eight other people were injured in a massive fire at an apartment building on Chicagoâ€™s Northwest Side.
The fire broke out around 3 a.m. Sunday on the top floor of a three-story building in the 5700 block of North Kimball Avenue.
Several residents jumped from their windows to escape smoke and flames...Continue Reading Here
Photos and incident details from Steve Redick:
I took in a tragic 3-11 alarm EMS Plan 1 fire earlyÂ SundayÂ morning at 5727 Kimball. This is the far north side of the city in an area that seldom sees any fire. The building was a very large u shaped fully occupied apartment building, and the fire ocurred about 0300. By listening to the radio traffic they reported jumpers on the ground, people trapped and a burned out stairwell. This was a nasty job. I arrived shortly after the 2-11 , and observed some heavy fire conditions. Judging by the radio traffic the fire had posession of most of the top floor and cockloft. They did go defensive for a while but the majority seemed to be tough interior work pulling ceilings and attempting to access the heavy fire conditions in the cockloft area. An 8 year old child was killed and numerous others were injured..some by jumping. I am enclosing a selection of images and a link to the video as well. I also have an aerial view from Apple maps that gives a good idea of the size of the building. In November of 2007 I was at a 2-11 in the same building…the last photo is a shot of that job…What are the odds I wonder?
This link is to all the fire images from this incident