Thirty-nine people were displaced after a 2-11 alarm fire burned a Northwest Side apartment and two other buildings Thursday morning.
The blaze began around 4:20 a.m. in the rear of the two-story apartment building on the 4700 block of North Central Park Avenue in the Albany Park neighborhood, according to the Chicago Tribune. The fire was put out within 20 minutes but not before scorching two adjacent buildings.
The American Red Cross of Greater Chicago was able to help 11 people displaced by the fire find shelter, the agency said in a statement. Warming buses were made available for the residents affected by the fire.
Officials are investigating the cause of the fire.