15 Displaced & 1 Child Taken To Hospital After Humboldt Park Fire
By Stephen Gossett in News on Mar 2, 2017 9:48PM
950 block of N St. Louis Ave / Google Maps
Fifteen people—including seven children—were displaced after a fire damaged a home in Humboldt Park on Thursday afternoon, according to the Chicago Fire Department.
Crews responded to a call of a fire at around 12:45 p.m. at 953 N. St. Louis Ave., near Augusta Blvd, according to Chicago Fire Media and CFD spokesperson Larry Langford. The blaze was under control shortly after 1 p.m.
The fire caused substantial damage to house, and authorities have not yet determined a cause. "The fire was so extensive, it will take a while to figure out [the source]," Langford told Chicagoist.
The fire extended slightly to an adjacent residence, but damage to the second structure was kept "very minor," Langford said.
A 2-year-old who was in the affected building next door was taken to Norwegian American Hospital, but his injuries are believed to be related to a stomach issue and not caused by the fire, according to the CFD spokesman. No other injuries were reported.
Eight adults and seven children were displaced.
Corrected addresses. Fire at 953 n St. Louis. Exposure building is 949. 8 adults 7 kids displaced one transport minor injury— Chicago Fire Media (@CFDMedia) March 2, 2017
Update on still and box. Transport was from exposure building and not related to fire. Child to Norwegian hospital. No other transports— Chicago Fire Media (@CFDMedia) March 2, 2017