Cop, resident hospitalized from Uptown apartment fire - FOX 32 News Chicago

Cop, resident hospitalized from Uptown apartment fire

Posted: Updated:
CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) -

A Chicago police officer and a resident of an Uptown apartment building were hospitalized Thursday from a fire in the building.

The fire occurred just before noon in a fifth floor apartment at the Lawrence House, a high-rise apartment building at 1020 W. Lawrence Ave., according to Fire Media Affairs.

The small fire was quickly extinguished, but a police officer and resident were taken to hospitals with smoke inhalation, according to Fire Media. The police officer was taken to Swedish Covenant Hospital, while the resident was taken to Weiss Memorial Hospital.

The CTA's No. 151 bus has been rerouted around the scene of the fire, according to the CTA. The buses were being rerouted in both directions via Sheridan, Foster, Marine Drive, Wilson, and Sheridan, because of the fire department activity.

Uptown neighborhood Ald. James Cappleman (46th) who was at the scene of the fire, Tweeted, "I'm very thankful today for our great Fire Department!"

Share Your Photos & Video

Powered by WorldNow

205 N. Michigan Avenue
Ground Floor
Chicago, IL 60601
Station Operator: (312) 565-5532
Newsroom: (312)565-5533

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices