Dozens Displaced After Rogers Park Apartment Fire

Fire began on third floor back porch, spread to other porches of 19-unit apartment building

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    NEWSLETTERS

    The fire began at about 9:30 p.m. Tuesday on the third floor back porch of the building at 7052 and 7054 N. Greenview Ave.

    About 30 people are homeless after an extra-alarm fire burned a Rogers Park apartment building Tuesday night on the Far North Side.

    The blaze began about 9:30 p.m. on the third floor back porch of the building at 7052 and 7054 N. Greenview Ave., Fire Media Affairs Chief Joe Roccasalva said.

    Crews called an extra alarm for the blaze shortly after they arrived and had the fire under control by 10:24 p.m., Roccasalva said.

    All residents of the 19-unit apartment building had to be evacuated and 30 were displaced from their homes, he said. The fourth floor and back porches of the brick building were heavily damaged, while other units have water damage or broken windows.

    No firefighters or residents were injured, Roccasalva said. A 70-year-old wheelchair-bound man using an oxygen tank was taken to Saint Francis Hospital in Evanston in critical but “stable” condition as a precaution, but was not hurt.

    Personnel from the Office of Fire Investigation are at the building investigating early Tuesday, but the cause was not yet known.