Niles Fire Fighters were toned out by red center dispatch for a report of a apartment fire at Washington and Lyons on the east side of town.
Dispatch told responding units that police were on the scene and had heavy smoke and some fire showing.
Battalion 2 asked for a code 4 alarm for a working fire. Units advancing lines into the second floor had heavy fire starting down the stairway.
Glenview truck 14 and Niles truck 2 vented the roof and had fire in the attic.
Due to heat and size of fire Battalion 2 asked for a 2nd alarm for relief of first in companies and for squads for air.
No injuries were reported and fire is under investigation.