Fire In Lakeview Displaces 8 And Injures 1 Firefighter Early Friday

By Rachel Cromidas in News on May 20, 2016 2:59PM

A fire in a Lakeview home injured one fire fighter and displaced eight residents early Friday morning, authorities said.

The back porches of a 2.5-story home in the 1000 block of West Cornelia Street caught fire around 5 a.m., according to the Chicago Fire Department. No residents were injured but one fire fighter was taken to the hospital to be treated for a "minor" injury. Eight adults were unable to return to their North Side homes due to the fire.

It's the second residential fire in Lakeview this week; An extra-alarm fire injured a firefighter and displaced 30 people in Lakeview Monday evening near Marshfield and Lincoln avenues, requiring 127 firefighters to fight the blaze.

The cause of the fire is under investigation, as the Fire Department Tweeted Friday morning: