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At approximately 4:15 p.m. on May 21 Evanston Fire & Life Safety Services fire companies responded to a call of a fire 1427 Fowler Avenue. A two story brick, single family home is located there.
First arriving fire companies found a male teenager on the lawn, who had reportedly jumped from the second story window to escape the smoke and fire, said Division Chief Dwight Hohl. The young man was quickly evaluated, given ALS care and transported to Evanston NorthShore Hospital in stable condition.
The alarm was immediately upgraded to a first level MABAS Box Alarm, with additional fire companies from Division 3 responding to assist, said the Division Chief.
A primary search of the residence found no one else at home. A dog and cat were removed. Fire companies encountered fire on the first floor that had extended to a second floor bedroom. The fire was extinguished and the MABAS Box Alarm struck at approximately 5:05 p.m. The cause and origin of the fire are being investigated, said the Division Chief.
The residents will be displaced. No firemen were injured, he said.