2 Chicago Firefighters Hurt In South Side Blaze

Fire started in a vacant building, battalion chief said

Tuesday, Feb 5, 2013  |  Updated 6:49 AM CDT
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2 Chicago Firefighters Hurt In South Side Blaze

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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.

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