Firefighter Injured Battling House Fire

Oak Lawn Fire Department remain at scene of hours fire on West 99th Street.


Updated, 10:19 a.m. -- Oak Lawn Village Manager Larry Deetjen confirmed that two Oak Lawn firefighters were brought to Advocate Christ Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries after battling a large house fire.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

10 a.m. -- Chicago Breaking News reported a house fire on the 4900 block of West 99th Street on Tuesday morning.

One firefighter was reported injured, and possibly a second firefighter were en route to the hospital, a source at the scene said.

The fire started about 9:15 a.m. Tuesday.

Patch will continue to update the story.

scouter November 06, 2012 at 06:27 PM
I am sorry about the loss - especially at this time of year (cold!), but no lives were lost, thank goodness! BUT - Ok - this might be a problem for those coming to Sward school - which is a POLLING place - for TODAYS vote! They still have 99th Street closed.
Brandi McGuire Brennan November 06, 2012 at 06:43 PM
I have an idea go around and use different streets besides 99th!!!!
Just Me November 06, 2012 at 10:32 PM
We lost our home to a fire two winters ago...right before the terrible blizzard. Smoke detectors saved our lives, while firefighters risked their lives, and in the end we are all grateful to be alive. Thanks to our firefighters who, daily, put our safety ahead of their own. And to the family, prayers are being made that you may recover from your great loss....
James smith November 07, 2012 at 03:52 AM
God bless the OLFD


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