HUMBOLDT PARK — The Chicago Fire Department was called to the scene of a fire in a two-story residential building at 953 N. St. Louis Ave. at 12:45 p.m. Thursday to combat a blaze that spread to another house.
No emergency rescues were required as all 15 residents — 8 adults and 7 children — were able to safely remove themselves from the building, according to Larry Langford, a Chicago Fire Dept. spokesman.
The fire started in a home at 953 N. St. Louis Ave. and spread to another home. [All photos DNAinfo/Mina Bloom]
At least one person, of unknown age and gender, was hospitalized for smoke inhalation.
All 15 residents will be displaced from their homes due to the extent of the fire damage.
It is unclear how or why the fire started. Langford, who spoke to reporters at the scene, said: "There's a lot of stuff inside that building."
The fire was struck out about 1:10 p.m., fire officials said.
At least seven fire engines and five ambulances were called to the scene, blocking traffic for more than an hour.
Neighbors watching as firefighters battle the blaze.