Several people rescued from 2-alarm fire on North Side
At about 1:04 a.m., firefighters were called to the scene in the 6900 block of North Ashland Avenue, said Chicago Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford. When they arrived, people were standing at windows yelling for help, Langford said.
Seven ground ladders and three main ladders were immediately set up and several people were taken out of the burning building through windows, Langford said. Other residents also were rescued throughout the building, he said. The remainder of the residents were able to get out on their own, Langford said.
The fire was contained to the second and third floor of the 4-story apartment building, Langford said. Three people were injured in the fire, he said. Two victims were taken to Saint Francis Hospital in Evanston and one person was taken to Swedish Covenant Hospital. Langford said all appeared to be in good condition.
More than 30 people, who lived at the building have been displaced, he said.