Around 10:06 a.m. Wednesday, January 25, 2023, Chicago police, firefighters, and paramedics responded to a report of a high-rise apartment building fire at 4850 South Lake Park Chicago — Harper Square Co-Operative.
At least five people were hurt (Code Yellow and Code Green for two initially). According to firefighters, two people were injured and are receiving medical treatment as a result of the EMS Plan 1 response. Over and above the EMS Plan 1 response, two additional ambulances were requested to the scene.
The fire department issued a warning about debris falling from the upper floors.
Still and Box, as well as EMS Plan 1, arrived at 10:11 a.m.
2-11 Alarm at 10:23 a.m. on orders of 2-2-1.
3-11 Alarm on 2-1-10 orders at 10:45 a.m.
4-11 Alarm on 2-1-10 orders at 11:17 a.m.
At 10:47 a.m., EMS Plan 2 was activated.
All ambulance crews with equipment assigned to respond to the lobby.
Residents are being rescued from apartments on the floors above the fire, which could be the 15th and 16th floors. Residents on floors 17 through 25 are being rescued.
On the 15th floor, there is a fire. According to Chicago Fire Media on Twitter, the fire was under control by 10:40 a.m., but a fire was also reported on the 22nd floor.
This article contains an early report that was published before any summary information was confirmed or released by police or fire authorities.