Another Lakeview Fire Displaces 8 Residents In Wrigleyville

Crews work the fire at Cornelia and Seminary. (Chicago Fire Dept)

Eight Wrigleyville residents are looking for new homes after a fire broke out on the rear wooden porch of a 3-story house at 1067 W. Cornelia at 4:40 this morning.

The flames spread to a neighboring building’s wooden porch, but no residents of that home were displaced, police said.

A propane tank exploded during the fire and damaged two vehicles that were parked nearby, according to an officer who was on the scene.

Crews hit hot spots after this morning’s fire. (Image: the1stMikeC)

One fireman was treated for minor burns to the back of his neck. The injured fireman is assigned to Engine 78, which is based just outside of Wrigley Field’s left field wall.

Arson investigators are on the scene at this hour.

A neighbor has posted YouTube video of firemen hitting hot spots. See it HERE.

Lakefront Fire

Police and CFD responded to a small fire near the Sydney Marovitz Golf Course clubhouse about 15 minutes after the Cornelia blaze was reported. No one was injured and the nature of the fire has not been determined.

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