[Matthew Apgar / Daily Chronicle]
DeKalb, Sycamore, Malta, Shabbona, Cortland, Maple Park and Genoa-Kingston fire departments, the DeKalb police and public works departments, the Red Cross and the Illinois Office of the State Fire Marshal all assisted at the scene.
DeKalb resident Jamari Magee, 21, lives two floors down from the apartment that caught fire and said he never experienced anything like that in his life.
“I was deep in my my sleep and [firefighters] come banging on the door saying 'fire fire fire,' ” Magee said.
Magee added that his apartment was not affected by water or smoke damage.