8 displaced by Englewood fire

(Peter Nickeas / Chicago Tribune / March 3, 2014)

(Peter Nickeas / Chicago Tribune / March 3, 2014)


“Two children and six adults were displaced by a fire in their Englewood neighborhood home early Monday morning.

The fire broke out about 2:30 a.m. in the 1200 block of West 71st Street. Firefighters were able to extinguish most of the fire within the first 15 or 20 minutes after their arrival.

Fire crews weren’t able to get water from the hydrant nearest the burning 2 and 1/2 story home and had to draw water from the next block west.

The Chicago Water Department, which typically responds to fire scenes where hydrants are frozen, sat parked at an intersection with an ambulance and other fire equipment.

No one was injured in the fire


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