One-Alarm Fire Breaks Out In Melrose Park

Saturday, March 24, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: A screenshot of a Facebook video showing a fire in Melrose Park. | Facebook 

Firefighters worked to extinguish a one-alarm fire that broke out at 915 N. 19th Ave. in Melrose Park at around 2:40 p.m. on March 24, according to emergency dispatch records.

Melrose Park fire department officials could not be reached immediately for comment on Saturday afternoon about the cause of the fire or whether anyone was injured.

Witnesses said that the flames could be seen from nearby Maywood. Video footage of the fire was posted to Facebook on Saturday. The footage appears to show the fire originating from a garage in the back of the home.

Video footage that appears to show a fire in Melrose Park. | Osvaldo Sandoval/Facebook 

By around 3 p.m., firefighters seemed to have the blaze under control, according to photos taken by witnesses, who said that fire trucks from multiple municipalities were on the scene.

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