Ladder Rescues Made in Glenview High-Rise Fire

Ninth floor apartment in Glenview building caught fire shortly after midnight

Wednesday, Sep 11, 2013  |  Updated 6:01 AM CDT
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At least two people, including a 14-year-old boy, escaped the fire on the 3900 block of Triumvera Drive by coming down a fire truck's ladder.

At least two people, including a 14-year-old boy, escaped the fire on the 3900 block of Triumvera Drive by coming down a fire truck's ladder.

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At least two people were helped down a fire truck's ladder early Wednesday morning as flames shot out of a window of a high-rise apartment.

"I was scared. I was nervous. I was shaking more than I have ever before. It was very high," Sungwon  Choi, 14, recalled after he was safely on the ground.

Flames roared out of a 9th floor window of the building, on the 3900 block of Triumvera Drive, at around 12:30 a.m.

Firefighters raised a ladder up to the next-door apartment to rescue those trapped inside. Crews later got the fire under control but the building did sustain some fire and water damage.

No serious injuries were reported.

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