An extra alarm apartment fire at1821 Hovland Court
displaced 12 Evanston residents early Saturday morning, July 18, according to a statement issued by the Evanston Fire Department (EFD). The fire started in the bedroom of the second floor apartment. Upon arrival on the scene, firefighters found the entire second floor fully involved in fire. Firefighters were able to make entry to the second floor of the apartment from the east side to extinguish the blaze.
All occupants were able to evacuate the apartments safely, and there were no reported injuries, said the EFD. Tarps were placed over furnishings on the first floor to protect them from water damage.
The origin of the fire was on the bed in the second floor bedroom, the cause is still under investigation, said EFD. Damage is estimated at $125,000. The American Red Cross with the assistance of the Evanston Police Department’s Victim-Services provided temporary housing for the displaced residents. The fire was struck around 2 a.m. Damage was limited to the 1821 Hovland Court structure due to efforts of firefighters to protect the residential dwelling to the east.