Nearly 100 Apartments Uninhabitable After Extra-Alarm Fire in Prospect Heights - NBC Chicago

Nearly 100 Apartments Uninhabitable After Extra-Alarm Fire in Prospect Heights

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    Hundreds Displaced by Fire at Prospect Heights Condo Complex

    Fire has left homeless hundreds of residents of a suburban condominium complex. NBC 5's Lauren Petty reports.

    (Published Thursday, July 19, 2018)

    The residents of nearly 100 units were displaced after a massive fire Wednesday at an apartment complex in northwest suburban Prospect Heights.

    The five-alarm fire started about 1:30 p.m. at a four-building apartment complex in the 800 block of McIntosh Court in Prospect Heights, according to Prospect Heights Fire Chief Drew Smith. Flames spread to three of the buildings before it was brought under control by about 9 p.m.

    The remnants of the fire continued to smolder after that, and firefighters remained at the scene soaking hot spots until about 6 a.m. Thursday, Smith said.

    Two civilians were injured in the fire, Smith said. One of them was hospitalized while the other was treated at a hospital and released. A firefighter also suffered minor injuries and was treated and released from a hospital.

    Those Who Lost All in Prospect Heights Fire Speak Out

    [CHI] Those Who Lost All in Prospect Heights Fire Speak Out
    Those who were displaced Wednesday night by the massive condo complex blaze in Prospect Heights shared their thoughts as their home continued to burn. Dick Johnson reports.
    (Published Wednesday, July 18, 2018)

    All residents of about 96 units were displaced as a result of the fire, Smith said.

    The American Red Cross opened a shelter at Lakewood Chapel, 1307 E. Palatine Road in Arlington Heights, to assist the affected residents, the organization said in a statement. The shelter will remain open until all residents can be relocated.

    The fire appeared to be accidental, but the cause remained under investigation Thursday, Smith said. He declined to provide further details on the investigation because it involved a minor.

    3 Injured in Massive Condo Complex Fire in Prospect Heights

    [CHI] 3 Injured in Massive Condo Complex Fire in Prospect Heights That Took Nearly 8 Hours to Extinguish
    A firefighter and two civilians were injured as 125 responders from multiple fire departments battled a large condo complex fire Wednesday in Prospect Heights. Regina Waldroup reports.
    (Published Wednesday, July 18, 2018)

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