Five Homes Engulfed In Belmont Central Blaze

Fire crews responded July 1, 2020, to a fire in the 2400 block of North Mason Avenue.
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By WBBM Newsradio 780 AM & 105.9 FM

CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- At least five homes were engulfed by flames Wednesday afternoon in Belmont Central on the Northwest Side.

Firefighters responded to the blaze shortly before 2:20 p.m. at a home in the 2200 block of North Mason Avenue, according to Chicago Fire Department spokesman Larry Merritt.

The fire was upgraded to a two-alarm as the flames spread between four homes and a coach house, Merritt said.

No civilians were hurt, but one firefighter was taken to a hospital for an injury that was not life-threatening, Merritt said.