2 firefighters hospitalized after becoming trapped while battling Evanston fire

ByABC7 Chicago Digital Team WLS logo
Monday, January 22, 2024
2 firefighters injured while battling north suburban house fire
An Evanston fire left two firefighters injured in the 1100 block of Florence Avenue on Monday morning.

EVANSTON, Ill. (WLS) -- Two firefighters were injured in a north suburban house fire on Monday morning.

There was a large response after a fire broke out in the basement of a home in the 1100 block of Florence Avenue in Evanston at about 9:45 a.m. The fire quickly spread to other floors.

The first floor partially collapsed, trapping two firefighters and prompting a mayday call.

Both firefighters were removed and taken in stable condition to a nearby hospital to get checked out.

A cat died in the fire, and all three residents were displaced.

No other injuries were reported. The cause of the fire is being investigated.

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