2 Hurt; 9 Homeless After Park Manor Fire

Infant among those who lost home

Sunday, May 9, 2010  |  Updated 9:44 AM CDT
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2 Hurt; 9 Homeless After Park Manor Fire

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Nine people lost their homes, and two were injured, in Sunday's fire.

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Two people were injured and nine displaced in a fire in the South Side's Park Manor neighborhood early Sunday.

A still-and-box alarm was called just before 2 a.m. for the fire, in the 2½ story frame home at 541 E. 68th St., according to Fire Media Affairs spokesman Quention Curtis.

Two residents were taken in fair to serious condition from the fire to the University of Chicago Hospitals, Curtis said.

A total of nine people -- six adults and three children -- were displaced from the fire, Curtis said.

The still-and-box alarm was struck out within about a half hour.

The American Red Cross is assisting with food, shelter and clothing for six adults, two children and an infant, Red Cross spokeswoman Debra Weiner said.

The cause of the fire was not immediately known and was under investigation early Sunday.

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