High-Rise Fire On North Lake Shore Drive Leaves 4 Injured and 1 Elderly Woman In Critical Condition – Sprinklers not present

CHICAGO, IL (April 27, 2019) – A fire broke out on the fifth floor at 3318 North Lake Shore Drive, a residential high-rise building, at noon on Saturday.

One civilian was taken to St. Joseph Hospital in good condition. An elderly woman was listed in critical condition and taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center. Two Chicago police officers suffered smoke inhalation and were transported to a local hospital in good condition, according to police.

“Here is another high-rise building that passed the LSE (Chicago’s version of the Life Safety Evalution), but it will not prevent injury or death as it does not protect the people in spaces where they live. It doesn’t matter which floor you are on if you are in the space where the fire started,” said Tom Lia, Executive Director of the Northern Illinois Fire Sprinkler Advisory Board.

Source: CBS 2 Chicago

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