The sprinkler system at the Skyline at Evanston apartment tower put out a 12th floor kitchen fire in the building a little after 9 p.m. Thursday.

But over one hundred residents of the building at 415 Howard St. were evacuated temporarily while firefighters worked to remove smoke from several floors and control water that was flowing from the sprinklers within the fire unit.

The sprinkler system at the Skyline at Evanston apartment tower put out a 12th floor kitchen fire in the building a little after 9 p.m. Thursday.

But over one hundred residents of the building at 415 Howard St. were evacuated temporarily while firefighters worked to remove smoke from several floors and control water that was flowing from the sprinklers within the fire unit.

Fire Division Chief Tom Janetske says water damaged several floors below the unit and firefighters worked with building staff to protect belongings and remove water. By about 10 p.m. most residents had returned home and no injuries had been reported.

Janetske says the fire did not spread beyond the kitchen and that assistance was provided to the one displaced resident.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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