2 Firefighters Hurt in Extra-Alarm Blaze on Far Southeast Side

Sunday, Aug 26, 2012  |  Updated 9:26 AM CDT
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2 Firefighters Hurt in Extra-Alarm Blaze

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Two Chicago firefighters were hurt during an extra-alarm fire on the Far Southeast Side early Sunday.

The blaze started in a home near 102nd Street and Ewing Avenue at 12:04 a.m., police News Affairs Officer Ron Gaines said.

Crews called an extra alarm for the blaze, which spread to a one-story commercial building before it was extinguished sometime before 1:45 a.m., according to Fire Media Affairs.

No residents were hurt, but a firefighter was cut in the face and taken to St. Margaret Hospital in Hammond, Ind., Fire Media Affairs said. Another firefighter was taken to University of Chicago Medical Center for exhaustion.

The cause of the blaze remains under investigation.

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