2 Chicago Firefighters Hurt In South Side Blaze

Fire started in a vacant building, battalion chief said

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    Two Chicago firefighters suffered minor injuries Tuesday morning while battling a blaze in the Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood.

    The battalion chief said the firefighters were transferred to the hospital with shortness of breath and a sprained right ankle after tackling a fire on the 7300 block of South Rhodes. 

    Crews received a call just after 2:30 a.m., and the fire was struck by 4:30 a.m. 

    The blaze started in a vacant two-flat, fire officials said, and spread to a neighboring home, displacing a child and five adults.

    The cause of the fire is under investigation.