Injured Firefighter Recovers After Extra-Alarm Blaze

The firefighter was released from Advocate Trinity Hospital Monday morning

By Shawna Hendrix
|  Monday, Apr 9, 2012  |  Updated 11:17 AM CDT
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Firefighter Recovers After Extra-Alarm Blaze

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A fire began at about 2:20 a.m. in the 8600 block of South Escanaba Avenue and was upgraded to a 2-11 alarm and extinguished within an hour, officials said.

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A firefighter who suffered minor injuries after combating an extra-alarm blaze on Chicago’s South Side was released Monday morning from Advocate Trinity Hospital.

The fire began at about 2:20 a.m. in the 8600 block of South Escanaba Avenue, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. The blaze was upgraded to a 2-11 alarm and extinguished within an hour, officials said.

The firefighter endured minor cuts on his hands after the 2-and-a-half-story building partially collapsed. He is now recovering at home, the Sun-Times reports.

The cause of the fire remained under investigation Monday morning.
 

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