Five people suffered smoke inhalation injuries after a fire started in a fifth-floor apartment of an Uptown high-rise building Sunday afternoon.
The high-rise, a 14-story residential building housing approximately 372 apartments, was not evacuated during the response and sustained minor smoke damage, Curtis said.
The Lawrence House is located at that address, according to a Web listing.
Five people suffered smoke inhalation injuries. Two were taken to Weiss Memorial Hospital, two others to Saint Joseph Hospital and another person to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center -- all in fair-to-serious condition, Curtis said.
Police were called to the scene around 12:15 p.m., and the fire was contained to the fifth floor apartment, police News Affairs Officer Robert Perez said.
Because the fire was in a high-rise building, an EMS plan I was automatically called, sending five ambulances to the scene.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.