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Fire Department Rescues Man Trapped During Fire

Nine local fire departments were dispatched to a Glenview apartment building after multiple 9-1-1 calls reporting smoke and fire.

The Glenview Fire Department, with help from nine nearby fire departments, rescued a man trapped on a balcony during a Saturday night fire at 3521 Central Rd. The man was treated at Lutheran General Hospital and released. The fire caused no other injuries, the Glenview Fire Department reported.

At about 9:50 p.m. on Saturday night, dispatch received multiple 9-1-1 calls reporting smoke and fire at the west Glenview apartment building. Responding fire fighters reported heavy smoke and flames coming from a third floor apartment, with one occupant trapped on the balcony.

The occupant was removed using a ground ladder and a subsequent search for other victims found none. The fire was deemed an accident that started in the kitchen, based on investigations and interviews done by the fire department and the Cook County Sheriff's department.

The Glenview Fire Department received aid from the North Maine, Niles, Morton Grove, Prospect Heights, Northbrook, Mount Prospect, Wilmette, Skokie and Des Plaines fire departments.

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Sherri Lerman November 04, 2012 at 10:23 PM
I lived in the building where the fire occurred. I must commend the firemen that were on the scene. They went in and rescued my dog and were very helpful. Thank you! Sherri L.
upton November 05, 2012 at 02:22 PM
Sherri- we are extremely fortunte to have the firefighters that we do! Our fire department is without question the best around! God bless the Glenview firefighters!!

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