UPDATE: Resident Jumps from Window to Avoid Home Fire

The blaze caused extensive damage to the first and second floors of a home on Knollwood Drive.

Updated at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 10

Firefighters spent over three hours early Tuesday morning battling a two-alarm fire at 4 Knollwood Drive in Flossmoor.

Reports say flames were emerging from the front of the two-story single family home when emergency crews were called in shortly after 3:30 a.m.

A man and a woman were inside the house when the blaze started, according to Flossmoor Assistant Fire Chief Keith Damm. The woman managed to escape by jumping out the second story window—sustaining injury along the way. The man made his way out through the first floor and was transported to the hospital for smoke inhalation and burns. Assistant Chief Damm says their current conditions are uncertain.

The home sustained "extensive damage" on both the first and second floors before firefighters got the flames under control sometime near 6:30 a.m. It would have been a lot harder had it not been for the Flossmoor Public Works Department, according to Assistant Chief Damm.

"Public works was fantastic," Damm said. "Not a single firefighter slipped on the ice. That's important when it gets as cold as it was ... All the hydrants worked fine, too. I have public works to thank for that."

While investigations are still underway, the fire seems to have been accidental, according to Damm.


More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something
See more »