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At approximately 7 p.m. on Aug. 25, the Evanston Fire Department responded to a multi-unit apartment fire at 116 Callan Street, said Fire Chief Greg Klaiber. He reported, “A mutual aid box alarm was activated bringing all of Evanston’s resources as well as a Skokie Tower Truck to the scene. The first responding companies found fire in the second and third floor balcony area off the alley. The fire communicated into the second and third floor units causing extensive damage. All occupants of the building’s five occupied apartments had exited their apartments and were unharmed. One elderly female occupant was treated on the scene for shortness of breath but was not transported.”
Chief Klaiber said the fire was extinguished and struck at approximately 8:00 p.m.; and command was terminated at 9:30 p.m.
The cause of the fire is under investigation and is undetermined as of Aug. 25, said the Chief. He added that approximately 16 occupants will be displaced. EPD Victim Witness and the American Red Cross were on the scene to find temporary occupancy for the residents.
No firefighters were injured.