Thursday, December 18, 2008

Nursing Home Fire Shuts Down Bryn Mawr, Kenmore

CHICAGO - THE BENCH - December 18, 2009 - At least eight fire trucks and several ambulances to responded to a mattress fire at Bryn Mawr Care, a long term nursing care facility located at 5547 N. Kenmore at 8:30 tonight. (Exclusive slide show below.) According to a Chicago police officer heard on police frequencies, a mattress on the fifth floor was on fire. Police and firie officials on scene said nobody was injured. Bryn Mawr Care is in Edgewater, a northside neighborhood of Chicago. No flames were visible when The Bench arrived on scene at 8:50 p.m.. Smoke was not seen, either, but could be smelled for several blocks in all directions from the fire. Streets were shut down for about two hours in a one-block radius from the intersection of N. Kenmore and W. Bryn Mawr.