No one hurt in Homewood condo fire
By Casey Toner firstname.lastname@example.org September 4, 2013 7:57PM
Cherry Creek Towers resident Marilyn Edwards waits outside her condo Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2013. Her condo, unit 404, burned in the fire. | Casey Toner~Sun-Times Media
Updated: October 7, 2013 1:02PM
No one was hurt and one condominium unit was destroyed during a fire Wednesday at the Cherry Creek Towers, 18400 Cherry Creek Drive, Homewood.
Homewood firefighters responded to the fire about 4:30 p.m. at the 72-unit condo building, Fire Chief Bob Grabowski said. The fire, which is under investigation, started on the fourth floor and was extinguished within minutes.
Grabowski said no one was injured in the fire and more than than 10 south suburban fire departments responded. There was minor damage to the building.
Marilyn Edwards, who lives in unit 404, said it was her condominium unit that caught fire.
She left her residence about 4:35 p.m. to pick up her grandson from cross country practice at Parker Junior High School.
When she returned at 4:55 p.m., she saw the crowd of fire trucks and ambulances gathered outside her building.
“There was just smoke pouring out there like crazy,” Edwards said. “I was like, ‘oh my God, what is going on?’”
Edwards declined to speculate as to the source of the fire.