screen_shot_2018_04_21_at_9_32_46_pm_e1524364403394.png

5000 block of South Ada | Google Earth

2 buildings catch fire in Back of the Yards

At least two people were injured when two buildings caught fire Saturday evening in the Back of the Yards neighborhood on the South Side.

Firefighters responded about 8:45 p.m. to a still and box alarm with reports of people trapped inside the buildings in the 5000 block of South Ada, according to Chicago Fire Department Media Affairs.

The fire was put out about 9:20 p.m. It was believed that everyone escaped the buildings, but searches were ongoing, officials said.

One person was taken about 9:15 p.m. to Stroger Hospital where their condition was stabilized. Another person was taken about 9:20 to Stroger Hospital to be treated for injuries, officials said.

One of the buildings only sustained damage to the exterior. No other information was immediately available.


The Latest
After parting ways with Nathan’s, 16-time champ says he’ll compete against Takeru Kobayashi on Netflix.
Two vehicles collided early Sunday morning in the 2600 block of South California Avenue. Two people died. Several others were transported to hospitals. The incident is under investigation.
DeChambeau got up-and-down from 55 yards in a bunker — one of the toughest shots in golf — to deliver a celebration at Pinehurst just as raucous as when his hero, Payne Stewart, won with a big par putt in 1999.