CHICAGO (WLS) — Four firefighters were injured after a roof collapsed during a fire in a Jeffery Manor townhome Tuesday morning.
The extra-alarm fire broke out at about 3:38 a.m. in a two-story residence in the 2200-block of East 100th Street.
Chicago Fire First District Chief Jim McDonough said two firefighters became trapped after the second floor of a townhome collapsed onto the first floor.
One was able to self-evacuate while the other was trapped.
“He was trapped in there from the waist down with debris,” McDonough said.
The firefighters were both within 10 feet of the front door. CFD was able to rescue the second firefighter within 5-10 minutes.
CFD said four firefighters were transported to hospitals and none appeared to be seriously injured. A civilian refused transport, CFD said.
The main fire was out shortly before 5 a.m. and crews were monitoring for hot spots. Three units in the townhome were damaged by fire.
A neighbor who lives next door said she smelled smoke. She said she was terrified and had no idea what was going on.
She walked outside and saw her next-door-neighbor’s home completely on fire.