Around 3:15 AM several emergency personnel were dispatched to an apartment fire in the 4100 block of Applewood Lane. Scanner traffic is saying the apartment is on fire and there are three people trapped on the second floor of the apartment. The hallway is fully engulfed. The people are reported to be trapped on the porch. This is still developing. Several emergency personnel are En route
UPDATE: They requested medical to the scene and they told the fire department to get there 10-18 (Means ASAP) because the people are trapped and the flames are very close.
The Loves Park Fire Department is a volunteer FD, so it is taking a little bit of time for them to respond. They are leaving the station at 3:22 am.
The officers on scene said to get a ladder truck there ASAP. This sounds like a very bad situation, via scanner traffic. They are getting ready to tone out a MABAS for the fire.
The first FD unit to arrive on scene was approx. 3:27 am the victims are still trapped.
At 3:28 am the officers were able to get the victims out of the building.
At 3:31 am They said the whole upstairs in on fire. They said the whole backside is on fire as well. They are using a 5 inch hose.
At 3:33 am They have water on the fire and were asking for horizontal venting to get going.
At 3:36 am, they opened the north side windows.
At 3:40 am they said they have a pretty good knock
At 3:41 am they requested NICOR and Comed to the scene
At 3:43 am they requested more ambulances to the scene.
At 3:47 am they said the 2nd floor apartments are clear of life
At 3:53 am they requested another ambulance.
At 3:56 am they requested another ambulance. 5 total ambulances have been requested.
Ambulances dispatched: Metro Ambulance, HRFD, Lifeline, ATS, S. Beloit
At 4:02 am they requested the state fire marshal to the scene.
At 4:09 am the first utility company arrived on scene
At 4:17 am they said the fire marshal wont be on scene until at least 8:30 am
As of 4:39 am, 3 people have been transported to area hospitals.
At 4:43 am they shut off the bumper line
At 4:48 am they requested Salvation Army to assist the victims.