The building housing the Santigram Wellness Center and an apartment residence caught fire about 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 12. Both the business and the apartment above it appeared heavily damaged. Residents of the apartment escaped the fire, although one young man suffered a minor burn to his left arm. The family cat also escaped. The building is located at 2745 West Devon.
In addition to Chicago police and fire personnel, the American Red Cross sent a disaster relief team to aid the building’s residents. Ray Carter and Jordan Siwelski were on the scene shortly after the fire was reported, and accompanied the apartment’s residents back into the building to help salvage what they could of their belongings.
The building’s owner is reportedly out of town, but a friend is handling the board-up process.
The IQRA’ Bookstore immediately to the west of the burned building was undamaged.