Springfield, IL – Sprinkler system activated for high-rise kitchen fire

The Springfield Fire Department responded to a structure fire in the 1100 block of 8th St, The Hildebrandt High Rise, on Monday at 11:28 p.m.

Officials say the fire was contained to a unit on the 7th floor.

The building was partially evacuated during the fire. The fire sprinkler system activated and kept the fire in check while firefighters stretched hose lines to the fire room.

There was one person with a report of smoke inhalation that was treated on scene and required no further assessment. Springfield Housing Authority and Red Cross are working with the displaced resident.

We’re told the cause of the fire appears to have been from food left on the stove leading to this kitchen fire.