Firefighters saved a 6-year-old boy along with an adult man and woman in a fire that broke out on the 600 block of N. Humphrey late Thursday night, according to reports.
The boy and adult man were found unresponsive on the second floor of the two-flat and were taken to the hospital. The woman was also taken for smoke inhalation and minor burns. Oak Park Fire Chief Thomas Ebsen said that the boy and man were responsive, but their conditions were not immediately available, according to sources.
Roughly 40 firefighters from Oak Park, River Forest, Forest Park, Elmwood Park, Berwyn, and more responded to the call to assist in extinguishing the enormous blaze. Upon their arrival, the two-flat was completely engulfed in flames, according to Ebsen.
A massive crowd assembled on the west side of Humphrey Ave. to watch the firefighters in action. “I was thinking it was a pretty dangerous fire, really devastating,” neighbor Julius White told the Tribune. “I mean, it’s very sad as well, for those families that are displaced.”
The cause of the fire is still unknown and under investigation.