Three Injured at House Fire on Washington St Just North of 40th St, Downers Grove

Downers Grove police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 4:00 AM Saturday to a report of crash with injuries at 4013 Washington Street Downers Grove, Il. Neighbors initially reported a possible house fire on Washington Street north of 40th Street -- Engine 3 assigned.

Downers Grove had a confirmed structure fire by 4:02 a.m. with multiple neighbors calling 911.

A General Alarm as activated for a confirmed house fire by 4:02 a.m.

Engine 3's crew on arrival reported a 2-story single family house with fire coming out the front windows on the A-Side and the D-Side, with people at the windows -- possible rescues needed.

A caller reported a female inside the burning house on the second floor.

Firefighters reported a possible victim inside the house near a corner of the house -- interior firefighters reported trying to get up the stairs by 4:08 a.m.

Engine 1's crew was assigned to take a second hose line to the rear by 4:11 a.m.

Interior firefighters reported water on the fire by 4:11 a.m. -- they might have had water on the fire earlier than that time report.

Engine 3's crew reported bringing a victim out the front door by 4:13 a.m. -- requesting EMS to meet them.

Command reported two victims; eventually a total of three patients were reported injured. One patient possibly seriously injured.

One person was possibly rescued through a window.

All patients were transported to Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove.

Battalion Chief 1 requested a third ambulance by 4:14 a.m. -- Medic 5 was assigned. Possibly two ambulances were requested at this time, with Tri-State 524 assigned.

No firefighters were reported injured early Saturday.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.



TRUCK(S): T2 Lombard Truck Oak Brook Ladder 94

SQUAD(S): York Center SQD77

RIT: BC ?? T ??

CHIEF(S): BC3 BC1 Lombard 701 Safety, Westmont Chief, BC51

EMS: M2 M3 M5 Tri-State 524?


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