10 kids among 17 displaced in West Garfield Park fire

SHARE 10 kids among 17 displaced in West Garfield Park fire
monroe.jpg

A fire Saturday morning in the West Garfield Park neighborhood left 10 children and seven adults displaced. | Network Video Productions

Seventeen people, including 10 children, were displaced in a fire Saturday morning in the West Garfield Park neighborhood on the West Side.

Crews were called at 10:43 a.m. to the two-story building in the 3800 block of West Monroe and arrived to find the fire in a second-floor bedroom of the two-story building, according to Fire Media Affairs Cmdr. Curtis Hudson.

Firefighters carried a man in a wheelchair out from the first floor and escorted multiple children out from the basement, Hudson said. The rest of the occupants made it out of the building on their own and no injuries were reported.

The building was rendered uninhabitable, leaving 10 children and seven adults displaced, Hudson said. The city’s Department of Human Services was called to help them find housing.

The Latest
MLB
The deal includes a $5 million signing bonus payable on June 30, a salary of $15 million and a hotel suite on road trips.
The Sun-Times previously reported that Andrei Kisliak harassed and threatened his wife for months after filing for divorce, but she agreed to let him move back into their home last month — despite a judge’s warning.
Houston and Texas remain firmly entrenched atop the Associated Press poll.
Both wounded teens hospitalized; third teen’s leg broken after car he fled in crashed, according to police.
Breaking down Fields’ day, from the thrill of another touchdown run to the pain of a game-changing interception against the rival Packers: