Chicago Officers Rescue Residents From Burning Building

Six residents rescued from South Side apartment building

Friday, Jan 4, 2013  |  Updated 7:43 AM CDT
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Chicago Officers Rescue Residents From Burning Building

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Two Grand Crossing District officers are being hailed as heroes after they rescued six residents early Friday from a burning building.

The officers noticed smoke coming from a first-floor apartment window around 12:15 a.m. on the 400 block of East 66th Street and saw the window suddenly become engulfed in flames.

The officers took action, authorities said, notifying dispatchers before running into the building and knocking on doors to get everyone out. An elderly handicapped resident was among the six safely escorted from the building.

The fire was extinguished and no injuries were reported. Most residents were able to return to their homes, police said.

The cause of the fire is unknown and remains under investigation.

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