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.