Two firefighters suffered minor injuries Thursday night battling an extra-alarm blaze inside Presence Resurrection Medical Center on the Northwest Side, officials said.
Firefighters who responded to the blaze at 7435 W. Talcott at 9:40 p.m. found a fire in the hospital’s kitchen, Fire Commissioner Jose Santiago said. The blaze spread to the second-floor chapel and worked its way up to the third floor through the chapel’s high ceilings, Santiago said.
About 230 patients were in the hospital at the time but were not injured, Santiago said.
Patients were evacuated and relocated to different wings of the hospital.
Two firefighters were taken in good condition to Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, officials said.
The 3-alarm fire had been extinguished as of late Thursday night, officials said. The cause was still unknown.
Eighty fire trucks were called to the scene, Santiago said. As of 12:50 a.m. Friday, dozens of fire trucks and firefighters remained on scene to remove water from inside the chapel.
Contributing: Sam Charles, Reema Amin