Niles (IL) companies responded to an apartment fire (1/15/16) at 9701 Dee Road. Arriving units found fire blowing out a 5th floor balcony and heavy smoke out the side window of a corner unit. The Alarm was upgraded to a Code 4 for the working fire and then to a Box Alarm. As crews made searches and found multiple occupants in the building an EMS Box Alarm was struck as a precaution. The fire was contained in short order and was held to the unit of origin plus the hallway. Several residents that were unable to self evacuate were held in place within their apartments.
Three aerials were setup around the building and Niles Engine 2 had a line charging the standpipe system.