Three-Story Chatham Fire Leaves Chicago Firefighter Injured

Three-Story Chatham Fire Leaves Chicago Firefighter InjuredSource: Twitter / Chicago Fire Media
Jo Marquez
Published on September 18, 2023

A firefighter was injured while battling a blaze in Chicago's Chatham neighborhood earlier today. The fire, which erupted at a three-story apartment building located at 8220 S. Maryland Avenue, summoned emergency crews around 11 a.m., according to Fox 32 Chicago.

The injured firefighter was promptly transported to Advocate Christ Medical Center with "elevated vitals," as reported on CFD Media's official Twitter account, and listed in fair condition at the time. Details about the nature of the injuries sustained, or the circumstances that led to them remain unclear. Thankfully, there were no other reported injuries from the incident.


The blaze was successfully extinguished by the efforts of Chicago Fire Department crews, with the official announcement stating that it was "struck out" around 12:30 p.m., as noted in another CFD Media tweet. The quiet heroism displayed by these firefighters only adds to the appreciation we hold for emergency responders and their tireless work to ensure our safety.