Chicago Engine 126 arrived at 7733 S. South Shore Drive shortly before 1600 on Saturday afternoon (9/27/14) and reported that they had a fire on the third floor of a five-story apartment building. The fire upgraded to aBox Alarm less than 10 minutes later as the fire was communicating to the floor above the initial fire unit and calls were coming in from distressed residents on the 4th floor.
Companies led out through the basement garage and also through a 3rd floor window in the front of the building. Chest compressions were performed and oxygen given in an attempt to resuscitate a dog that was rescued from the fire floor, but sadly those efforts were in vain. One resident was transported with minor smoke inhalation from the neighboring apartment. Residents reported that there were no working smoke detectors on the fire floor.