Firefighters are battling a fire that spread to at least seven houses in Fuller Park Thursday morning.
Flames and smoke were shooting out from the top of four houses and two couch houses around 3:30 a.m. in the 4900 block of South Princeton Avenue.
A massive fire in Chicago’s Fuller Park neighborhood consumed several houses early Thursday morning, sparking a response from more than 100 firefighters, authorities said.
The extra-alarm fire, which broke out around 3:30 a.m. in the 4900 block of South Princeton, spread to at least four buildings and two coach houses, according to Chicago Fire media.
Authorities said residents were able to evacuate the homes and no injuries were immediately reported.
The blaze prompted a massive response from firefighters who were working “extremely hard” to put out the flames, the city’s fire department said. According to the department, at least 150 firefighters were called to the scene.
Fire tears through several homes in Fuller Park on Princeton Avenue
“It could have been a lot worse, a lot worse if people neighbors don’t help each other. Obviously the quick work of the fire department was getting water on the fire stopped it from going farther,” Carbonneau said.
the cause of the fire is under investigation.
Four puppies were rescued after a fire broke out in a vacant building early Thursday in Fuller Park on the South Side.
Firefighters responded to a call of several buildings who had caught fire about 3:30 a.m. in the 4900 block of South Princeton Avenue, Chicago police said.
The fire belived to have started in a vacant building, spread over five other buildings, including two coach houses, according to a Chicago Fire Department spokesperson.
During a search for injured people, firefighters rescued four puppies who were trapped inside one of the coach houses, fire officials said. Paramedics on scene attended to the puppied and provided oxygen masks.
The cause of the fire was not immediately released.
Along with eight residents who were unable to stay in the charred homes, at least four puppies also needed oxygen after they were found experiencing difficulty breathing. Fire officials said the pups were pulled from the rear coach houses, but did not specify whether they were all rescued from one home or if they lived in separate dwellings.