Fire chief rescues teens from burning home

December 6, 2008 9:52:24 AM PST
Two teens were rescued from a fire in a Northwest Side home early Saturday.The fire, which broke out at a one and one-half story single family home in the 5700-block of North Meade Ave., was reported to the Chicago Fire Department at 2:10 a.m., according to Fire Media Affairs Chief Kevin MacGregor.

The blaze began on the first floor and spread up interior walls to the second floor, officials said.

According to authorities, a battalion chief on the scene rescued two teenage who were trapped inside a second-floor bedroom. The chief saw the teens through a window, then kicked in a door, took the two out and led them down to safety via a smoke-filled stairway.

The two teens were not injured. The still-and-box alarm fire was extinguished by 2:40 a.m.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

(The Sun-Times News Group contributed to this report.)


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