An extra-alarm fire broke out in a Lincoln Park high-rise this afternoon but there were no reports of injuries and the fire was brought under control in less than an hour.
The 2-11 fire started around 3:40 p.m. at a 43-story residential high-rise in the 2600 block of North Lakeview Avenue, according to Chicago Fire Department spokesman Kevin MacGregor. The fire, which was on the 24th floor of the building, was declared under control about 4:30 p.m., according to the Fire Department.
"I was closing my window when I noticed fire was coming from a window below," said Laurie Levy, who lives on the 25th floor. "I saw flames, it was bad.
"That was very disconcerting to look out the window and see flames coming out," she said. "It was billowing black smoke. It was scary."
An EMS Plan I was called, automatically sending six ambulances to the scene. But there was no immediate reports of injuries.
Fire officials advised residents to stay in the building and not evacuate because there was little smoke inside the building, MacGregor said.
The Fire Department's Office of Fire Investigations was working to determine the cause of the fire.