A fire inside a three-story apartment was extinguished early Thursday in south suburban Harvey.
At 12:30 a.m., firefighters received a call about a fire on the third floor of a building in the 300 block of East 147th Street, according to city spokesman Sean Howard. The family of the unit that was ablaze was not home at the time, but all others were safely evacuated.
Peggy Hatzher, a resident of the building, said she was awoken by the smell of smoke in her unit.
“I fell asleep last night, and I woke up because I smelled some smoke,” Hatzher said. “And I looked out the window and there was just a whole bunch of smoke outside, and I yelled out the window, ‘Should we leave the apartment?’ but it was very quiet.”
Firefighters advised everybody to get out of the building, Hatzher said.
The fire was put out about an hour later, Howard said. All families have returned without injuries to their apartment units.