Images: Massive apartment fire in Prospect Heights

 

A massive blaze tore through a Prospect Heights apartment complex Wednesday afternoon, injuring at least three, leaving dozens homeless and keeping about 150 firefighters from across the suburbs busy for hours.

An apartment unit is engulfed in flames as firefighters work to extinguish a blaze at an apartment complex located in the 800 block of McIntosh Ct. in Prospect Heights Wednesday.
  An apartment unit is engulfed in flames as firefighters work to extinguish a blaze at an apartment complex located in the 800 block of McIntosh Ct. in Prospect Heights Wednesday.
Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer
At least four ladder trucks continue to douse flames as the sun sets.
  At least four ladder trucks continue to douse flames as the sun sets.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
A firefighter prepares water gun atop a ladder.
  A firefighter prepares water gun atop a ladder.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Firefighters battle a 5-alarm fire at an apartment complex on Macintosh Ct. in Prospect Heights.
  Firefighters battle a 5-alarm fire at an apartment complex on Macintosh Ct. in Prospect Heights.
Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer
Residents watch as firefighters keep working to extinguish a blaze at the River Trails complex Wednesday.
  Residents watch as firefighters keep working to extinguish a blaze at the River Trails complex Wednesday.
Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer
Firefighters battle a 5-alarm fire at an apartment complex at 848 Macintosh Ct. in Prospect Heights on Wednesday.
  Firefighters battle a 5-alarm fire at an apartment complex at 848 Macintosh Ct. in Prospect Heights on Wednesday.
Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer
Firefighters battle a 5-alarm fire at an apartment complex at 848 Macintosh Ct. in Prospect Heights on Wednesday.
  Firefighters battle a 5-alarm fire at an apartment complex at 848 Macintosh Ct. in Prospect Heights on Wednesday.
Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer
Firefighters battle a 5-alarm fire at an apartment complex at 848 Macintosh Ct. in Prospect Heights on Wednesday.
  Firefighters battle a 5-alarm fire at an apartment complex at 848 Macintosh Ct. in Prospect Heights on Wednesday.
Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer
Firefighters battle a 5-alarm fire at an apartment complex at 848 Macintosh Ct. in Prospect Heights on Wednesday.
  Firefighters battle a 5-alarm fire at an apartment complex at 848 Macintosh Ct. in Prospect Heights on Wednesday.
Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer
Firefighters battle a 5-alarm fire at an apartment complex at 848 Macintosh Ct. in Prospect Heights on Wednesday.
  Firefighters battle a 5-alarm fire at an apartment complex at 848 Macintosh Ct. in Prospect Heights on Wednesday.
Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer
Firefighters battle a 5-alarm fire at an apartment complex at 848 Macintosh Ct. in Prospect Heights on Wednesday.
  Firefighters battle a 5-alarm fire at an apartment complex at 848 Macintosh Ct. in Prospect Heights on Wednesday.
Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer
Firefighters battle a 5-alarm fire at an apartment complex at 848 Macintosh Ct. in Prospect Heights on Wednesday.
  Firefighters battle a 5-alarm fire at an apartment complex at 848 Macintosh Ct. in Prospect Heights on Wednesday.
Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer
Firefighters battle a 5 alarm fire in an apartment complex at 848 Macintosh Ct. in Prospect Heights on Wednesday.
Firefighters battle a 5 alarm fire in an apartment complex at 848 Macintosh Ct. in Prospect Heights on Wednesday.
Photo courtesy of ABC7 Chicago
Marco Tenorio, 57, was laying on his couch when he heard neighbor children screaming "Fire!" He was able to put on his prosthetic leg and get out of the building where the fire started. He said he thinks he will try to find a hotel room for a few days.
  Marco Tenorio, 57, was laying on his couch when he heard neighbor children screaming "Fire!" He was able to put on his prosthetic leg and get out of the building where the fire started. He said he thinks he will try to find a hotel room for a few days.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Residents and neighbors watch as firemen work.
  Residents and neighbors watch as firemen work.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Residents and neighbors watch as firemen work.
  Residents and neighbors watch as firemen work.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Residents and neighbors watch as firemen continue to douse the complex with water.
  Residents and neighbors watch as firemen continue to douse the complex with water.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Residents and neighbors watch as firemen continue to work.
  Residents and neighbors watch as firemen continue to work.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Residents and neighbors watch as firemen continue to work.
  Residents and neighbors watch as firemen continue to work.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Residents and neighbors watch as firemen continue to work.
  Residents and neighbors watch as firemen continue to work.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Marco Tenorio, 57, right, was laying on his couch when he heard neighbor children screaming "Fire!" He was able to put on his prosthetic leg and get out of the building where the fire started.
  Marco Tenorio, 57, right, was laying on his couch when he heard neighbor children screaming "Fire!" He was able to put on his prosthetic leg and get out of the building where the fire started.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Residents walk carefully through puddles of water from the many fire departments' efforts to extinguish an apartment complex fire. At least four ladder trucks remained engaged several hours into the fire.
  Residents walk carefully through puddles of water from the many fire departments' efforts to extinguish an apartment complex fire. At least four ladder trucks remained engaged several hours into the fire.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Firefighters work to extinguish the blaze.
  Firefighters work to extinguish the blaze.
Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer
Firefighters work to extinguish the blaze.
  Firefighters work to extinguish the blaze.
Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer
Firefighters work to extinguish the blaze.
  Firefighters work to extinguish the blaze.
Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer
Firefighters work to extinguish the blaze.
  Firefighters work to extinguish the blaze.
Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer
Firefighters work to extinguish the blaze.
  Firefighters work to extinguish the blaze.
Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer
Firefighters work to extinguish the blaze.
  Firefighters work to extinguish the blaze.
Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer
A firefighter grabs a drink from a fountain nearby.
  A firefighter grabs a drink from a fountain nearby.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Firefighters work to extinguish the blaze.
  Firefighters work to extinguish the blaze.
Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer
As the sun sets, firefighters continue to douse several connected buildings as a fire moves among them.
  As the sun sets, firefighters continue to douse several connected buildings as a fire moves among them.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Firefighters wait for flames to be knocked down before engaging with an apartment complex fire.
  Firefighters wait for flames to be knocked down before engaging with an apartment complex fire.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Residents and neighbors watch as firemen continue to work.
  Residents and neighbors watch as firemen continue to work.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Residents and neighbors watch as firemen continue to work.
  Residents and neighbors watch as firemen continue to work.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Firefighters continue to douse several connected buildings as a fire moves among them.
  Firefighters continue to douse several connected buildings as a fire moves among them.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
A firefighter is forced down his ladder as smoke from an apartment complex fire engulfs him.
  A firefighter is forced down his ladder as smoke from an apartment complex fire engulfs him.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
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