A two-floor apartment building at 1606 Madison St. caught fire on June 30. All of its residents have been displaced. | Michael Romain/VFP
Friday, June 30, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews || UPDATED: 5:48 p.m.
A serious fire broke out inside of a two-flat apartment building at 1606 Madison St. in Maywood this morning, according to Maywood Fire Chief Craig Bronaugh.
Bronaugh said the fire happened at approximately 11:44 a.m. When firefighters and other emergency responders arrived, they found an unidentified adult male who was disabled and bedridden in a basement apartment.
“An initial search turned up a man who was unable to get out of the basement on his own,” Bronaugh said during a phone interview Friday.
The chief said that the man appeared unharmed, but was taken to Loyola University Medical Center as a precaution.
Bronaugh said the fire started in the living room of the top-floor apartment. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
The three-unit building was fully occupied said fire investigators. All of those residents have been displaced.
One of them said she is the niece of the disabled man. She said the man lived with her and that she had just moved into the apartment on Thursday.
“I signed my lease yesterday,” said the woman, who declined to be identified. She said her uncle was being treated for possible smoke inhalation. VFP