Residents pick up debris after deadly fire at Kenwood skyscraper


Investigators say careless use of smoking paraphernalia was responsible for a deadly high-rise fire in the city’s Kenwood neighborhood, leaving one person dead and dozens trying to find the next step. people were affected

The fire moved rapidly, blazing upwards and taking lives.

Carlon Brown lives on the 15th floor of the Harper Square Co-Op, the building that caught fire on Wednesday. Her house and all her possessions were scorched by the flames.

Sitting in his daughter’s SUV Thursday morning, Brown said, “It’s kind of hard to keep my composure, but I’m just trying to hold on for a little while.”

The fire started around 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, the High floor floor.

One Woman Who Lived At 15th The floor is dead. Her name has not been released. According to her friends, she was a retired Chicago public school teacher.

“It really breaks my heart to lose my neighbor who lived across the street,” Brown said.

Some units were destroyed and others suffered water damage.

The American Red Cross and Salvation Army are helping people with food and shelter.

Thursday afternoon – some residents were escorted to the building – got some personal items.

Fire investigators say careless use of smoking paraphernalia was the cause of the fire. They also said the unit where the fire broke out did not have working smoke detectors.


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Written by Natalia Chi

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