Pilsen fire, Building on fire in Chicago, Illinois today – A fire has been reported at Lower West Side in Chicago Tuesday, June 28, 2022. Dozens of firefighters and multiple fire engines have been sent to tackle a blaze in Pilsen. The cause of the fire is not known at this stage. At approximately 6:25 in the evening, a fire broke out in an apartment building located in the 2300 block of South Seeley Avenue and quickly spread to two other nearby structures. Emergency service has taken more than 40 calls to the blaze. Concerned residents shared shocking pictures and videos on Twitter showing the flames at the Pilsen. According to eyewitnesses, the fire has spread to 3 homes and still counting. According to report, an apartment building in Chicago collapsed.
PILSEN 2-ALARM FIRE SCENE ⤵️
We’re in the 2300 Block of Seeley Avenue where CFD is still working to put out fire
We are told no injuries have been reported
— Tara Molina (@TaraMolinaTV) June 29, 2022
Cause of fire is unclear at this time. The smoke from the fire was visible all the way from Lincoln Park. The cause of the fire is currently being investigated by investigators. SNBC13 will provide further details when it becomes available. Pilsen is a residential area made up of the residential sections of the Lower West Side community area of Chicago.
**3 brothers killed in fire after being trapped**
Authorities identified the three boys killed in a fire after being trapped in an illegal basement apartment with only one exit that was blocked by flames as Axel Cruz, who was 4 years old, Jayden Cruz, who was 6 years old, and Angel Rodriguez, who was 11 years old. firefighters arrived at the scene around 12:20 a.m. and had to force their way through the apartment’s closed door. According to the spokesman for the Fire Department, Larry Langford, a fourth boy is still in extremely serious condition as a result of the fire that started early on Sunday morning in the apartment’s back room on the West Side. According to Langford, the mother of the boys suffered severe burns and inhaled smoke during the incident. According to press release, the mother remained in the hospital as she recovered from the burns that she sustained to her face. According to Langford, all four of the boys suffered from smoke inhalation. Investigation is actively ongoing.