Here is the latest on the building explosion/building collapse in Chicago last evening. Â Two people were rescued by Chicago Firefighters and transported. Â
“The structure came crashing downÂ near 58th Street and Calumet Avenue in the city’s Washington Park neighborhood around 7 p.m. Sunday.Â
Two women, ages 51 and 78, were trapped in the debris. First responders were able to get them out quickly. A dog was also pulled to safety. The 51-year-old was taken to University of Chicago Medical Center in serious condition and the 78-year-old was taken to Stroger Hospital in critical condition. Their conditions stabilized by Monday morning.Â
Crews are expected to continue sifting through the wreckage on Monday to make sure there was no one else in the four-flat when it came down. There are four separate apartments in the building, which was built three years ago. But the two women were believed to be the only ones inside at the time of the collapse.
“From what we gather, those were the only two people – besides a dog – in the building,” said Chief of Special Operations Michael Fox, Chicago Fire Department.
Inspectors are trying to determine whether the building was leveled by an explosion or if it simply collapsed. Neighbors describe hearing a loud boom and said the building came down fast.”…Continue Reading Here