The Buffalo Grove Fire Department, assisted by Arlington Heights firefighters, rescued a man from his smoke filled residence, officials said in a news release.
A man in the 100 block of Old Oak Court East was awakened by the sound of a smoke alarm coming from the unit next door at about 5:30 a.m. Wednesday.
The man rang his neighbor's bell and heard the occupant say something which could not be clearly heard, at which point the neighbor called the fire department, officials said.
The first fire units initially didn't see smoke or fire, but as the crew from Buffalo Grove Tower 25 attempted to make entry through a patio door, smoke came out and the crew immediately forced entry and found the resident lying on the floor, according to the news release.
The crew of Arlington Heights Engine 4 found a chair cushion on fire, took it outside and extinguished the fire. The resident was taken to Northwest Community Hospital with injuries that didn't appear to be life-threatening.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.