Extra-Alarm Fire In Lakeview Injured 1, Displaced 30 Monday Evening

By Mae Rice in News on May 17, 2016 2:46PM

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Firefighters at the Lakeview blaze (photo via Chicago Fire Department Media Affairs)

An extra-alarm fire in Lakeview Monday evening injured a firefighter, displaced 30 people, and damaged assorted buildings in the area. The fire began at about 5 p.m., on the back porch of a 2.5-story apartment building at 3338 N. Marshfield Ave., fire department officials said. From there, it spread, downing local power lines along the way, Chicago Fire Department District Chief Dan Cunningham told the Sun-Times.

Overall, 127 firefighters in 41 companies fought the blaze, and it took an hour to put out. One firefighter was injured during the fire, and taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in good condition for burns to the arm.

It's unclear exactly how much property damage the fire left behind. The Sun-Times reports the blaze damaged 12 area buildings; the Tribune, 12 area apartment units. ABC7, meanwhile, reports that 7 buildings were affected. We've reached out to the Chicago Fire Department for clarification, and will update this post if we hear back.

The Chicago Fire Department tweeted some shots of the fire, which you can see here:

On the bright side, though, nearby Dinkel's Bakery was unharmed by the blaze. Here's the statement they issued on Facebook: