No injuries were reported in a 3-alarm fire that broke out in the early morning in the 300 block of Washington Boulevard, according to the Oak Park Fire Department.

Deputy Fire Chief Peter Pilafas said the call came in at 1:13 a.m. about the fire, which is believed to have started in the basement of the building.

Pilafas, who described the fire as “pretty aggressive,” said roughly a dozen people were evacuated from the six-unit building and stayed in the Carleton Hotel of Oak Park.

He said 70 firefighters from three communities assisted in extinguishing the blaze, which was put out at 3:07 a.m.

“The majority of the damage was in basement and first floor of the building,” Pilafas said. “There was smoke and water damage on the second and third floors of the building.”

Pilafas said the origin of the fire is unknown and under investigation.

He said the extent of the damage to the building is unknown, but it does not appear to have suffered structural damage.


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