Apartment fire leaves Westmont building uninhabitable

SHARE Apartment fire leaves Westmont building uninhabitable

An apartment fire left all 20 units of a Westmont building uninhabitable Monday night. | Network Video Productions

No one was hurt in a fire that rendered an apartment building uninhabitable Monday night in west suburban Westmont.

Crews were called to the building in the 0-100 block of West 60th Street and arrived to find heavy fire showing from a second-floor balcony, Westmont Fire Chief Dave Weiss told reporters at the scene.

Firefighters used ladders to rescue four residents who were trapped on balconies, Weiss said. No injuries were reported.

The fire was contained to the second-floor apartment in which it started, but all 20 units in the building were rendered uninhabitable because of smoke damage, according to Weiss. The American Red Cross was called to the scene to help residents find shelter.

The cause of the blaze remained under investigation Monday night.

The Latest
The National Weather service said visibility could be sharply reduced in some areas and driving could be hazardous from “slushy snow accumulations.”
Police were called to a store in the 100 block of Roosevelt Road around 4:05 p.m. Thursday and confronted two suspects nearby, in the area of Ann and Lincoln streets, officials said in a statement.
After the man heard criticism of her, girlfriend believes he should have kept it to himself.
‘People want to hear their favorites,’ says longtime singer Mike Love, promising some ‘Good Vibrations’ at the Chicago Theatre along with the ‘Little Saint Nick.’
And high-ranking prison officials were found not only to have failed to address the problems but to have perpetuated them.