Man, firefighter injured in North Park blaze

SHARE Man, firefighter injured in North Park blaze

Sun-Times file photo

A man and a firefighter were injured in a blaze Tuesday morning in the North Park neighborhood on the Northwest Side.

Crews responded at 5:37 a.m. to a couch on fire on the first floor of a three-story building in the 5400 block of North Christiana, Chicago Fire Department Cmdr. Curtis Hudson said.

A 61-year-old man suffered burns to the feet and fingers and was taken to Swedish Covenant Hospital, where his condition stabilized, Chicago Fire Dept. Cmdr. Curtis Hudson said.

A firefighter also suffered a knee injury and was taken to Swedish, Hudson said.

Crews remained at the scene for about 45 minutes, Hudson said.

The Latest
Ashbey Beasley, who was at the Highland Park July 4th parade shooting, went viral after addressing the media in the wake of a shooting that killed three students and three adults at a Nashville elementary school.
At a forum in Pilsen, both mayoral candidates vowed to revive the shuttered agency to improve air, water quality and enforce ordinances to bring polluters into compliance.
Hoerner has been in the organization since the Cubs drafted him in 2018.
Michael McClain and Anne Pramaggiore have a conversation, with her heard saying she will hire Mike Zalewski.
New Bears president/CEO Kevin Warren said that the team’s focus remains on building a stadium – in addition to hotels, shops, restaurants and more — in Arlington Heights.