Three Oak Lawn firefighters hurt in blaze, released from hospital
By Bob Rakow Correspondent November 6, 2012 12:50PM
Three firefighters were injured while fighting a house fire Tuesday morning in the 4900 block of 99th Place in Oak Lawn. The home sustained extensive damage and is unlivable. | Larry Ruehl~Sun-Times Media
Updated: November 7, 2012 10:48AM
Three Oak Lawn firefighters were injured while battling a house fire Tuesday morning.
The firefighters were released from Christ Medical Center. One suffered smoke inhalation, another’s face was burned and the third injured his back or leg, village manager Larry Deetjen said.
The fire occurred in the 4900 block of 99th Place and started about 9:15 a.m., Deetjen said.
He said the sole occupant of the house escaped unharmed, and the house sustained extensive damage and was rendered uninhabitable.
The cause of the blaze remains under investigation, he said.