Extra-alarm fire spreads to four buildings in Logan Square

Firefighters battled an extra-alarm blaze that spread to at least four buildings Tuesday morning in the Logan Square neighborhood on Chicago's Northwest Side.

The blaze broke out on the rear porch of a two-flat around 6:13 a.m. and spread to four buildings in the 2400 block of North Washtenaw Avenue.

More than 125 firefighters and five ambulances responded to the scene.

One elderly person suffered injuries was transported to St. Mary's hospital where they were listed in good condition.


The building where the fire started was gutted but firefighters were able to keep damage to a minimum in the three adjacent buildings, Deputy District Fire Chief Robert Jurewicz said.

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The blaze was under control by 8 a.m. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

Washtenaw Avenue was closed between Fullerton Avenue and Logan Boulevard as crews put out the fire.

The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.