3 Firefighters Injured in South Side Blaze

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    A fire that broke out Saturday morning in the South Side’s Englewood neighborhood left three Chicago firefighters seriously injured. (Published Saturday, Oct 5, 2013)

    A fire that broke out Saturday morning in the South Side’s Englewood neighborhood left three Chicago firefighters seriously injured.

    The fire began around 6:30 a.m. in the 6700 block of South Emerald Avenue, according to Chicago Fire Media.

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    The fire, updated to a still and box alarm, blazed through the basement of a 1 ½ story building.

    Fire Media initially said one firefighter was transported to University of Chicago Hospital in serious condition.

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    Two other firefighters were later taken to Saint Bernard Hospital also in serious condition.

    What caused the injuries was not immediately known as of 10 a.m. Saturday.