Memorial Day took a frightening turn when two different massive fires — one at a condo complex in Calumet City, and one at a major resort near Starved Rock State Park — broke out Monday evening, damaging units, displacing some families and injuring several people.
In the condo fire in Calumet City, one female resident died from her injuries.
Here’s what we know so far about each fire.
Seven people were injured and one was killed when a fire broke out Monday evening at a condo complex in Calumet City.
Around 7 p.m., a fire broke out at a 212-unit condo complex at 200 Park Ave, the Calumet City Fire Chief Glen Bachert said. The fire began on the second floor at the rear of the building, eventually climbing to the roof and attic of the building, authorities said.
According to the Calumet City Fire Department, four residents and three firefighters were transported to local hospitals with non-life threating injuries.
One adult female resident succumbed to her injuries on the seventh floor.
Firefighters worked through the night and say that as of Tuesday morning, the fire had been extinguished.
The American Red Cross was called to the scene to assist residents who were displaced by the fire.
According to officials, the cause of the fire is still under investigation.