3 Children, 3 Adults Injured in South Side Fire

One of the children, a 2-year-old, was taken to the hospital in serious condition

Sunday, Nov 18, 2012  |  Updated 7:09 PM CDT
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A fire that broke out Sunday morning in the South Shore neighborhood injured six people, including three children. Christian Farr reports from the scene for NBC News at 5 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012.

A fire that broke out Sunday morning in the South Shore neighborhood injured six people, including three children. Christian Farr reports from the scene for NBC News at 5 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012.

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A fire that broke out Sunday morning in the South Shore neighborhood injured six people, including three children.

The blaze ignited inside an apartment on the third floor of a 4-story courtyard building located at 7702 South Kingston Avenue, according to Fire Media Affairs Chief Kevin MacGregor.

Firefighters on the scene extinguished the fire quickly, said MacGregor.

An EMS Plan I response, which sends at least five ambulances to the scene, was also called for the fire.

Six people were taken to hospitals. A 2-year-old child was taken in serious condition to Comers Children's Hospital, said MacGregor. A 7-year-old and 4-year-old were also taken to the hospital, but in good condition.

Three adults were taken to Trinity Hospital, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, MacGregor said. One of the adults, a 70-year-old, was taken to Northwestern in serious condition.

Investigators were probing the cause of the blaze Sunday afternoon.

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