UPDATED: Now Includes Raw Video and Dispatch Audio: 3-11 Alarm Fire in Chicago, 1Dead, 12 Transported

Chicago Firefighters battled a 3-11 Alarm Fire at 5727 N. Kimball early this morning.  Companies arrived to find heavy fire on the third floor and early reports indicated there were jumpers.  Companies made rescues using ground ladders and reported burned out stairwells in the building.  Now includes raw video posted by SRResquire.  His video with dispatch audio is on the bottom.

WGN-TV  One person was killed and at least eight other people were injured in a massive fire at an apartment building on Chicago’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 early Sunday 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

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