3 Firefighters Hospitalized After Englewood Fire

By BJ Lutz and Sharon Wright
|  Saturday, Aug 27, 2011  |  Updated 5:30 PM CDT
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For the second time in a few days, several firefighters were injured battling a fire in Chicago's Englewood neighborhood.

For the second time in a few days, several firefighters were injured battling a fire in Chicago's Englewood neighborhood.

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For the second time in a few days, several firefighters were injured battling a fire in Chicago's Englewood neighborhood.

Saturday's fire was in an abandoned property on the 6900 block of South Ada Street. Fire was reported at about 1:15 p.m., according to fire department spokesman Chief Kevin MacGregor.

An EMS Plan I -- which automatically sends at least five ambulances to the scene -- was called.

Three firefighters suffered from heat exhaustion and were overworked, said MacGregor.

"They were working hard at the fire and their temperatures and pulses were checked and they were elevated to the point that they had to be hospitalized," he said.

Two were taken to Little Company of Mary Hospital and Health Care Centers in Evergreen Park while the third was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, said MacGregor.

None were burned or suffered life-threatening injuries, he said.

The fire was out at 3 p.m., but a cause was not immediately known.

Four firefighters were injured earlier this week in another fire in the 7000 block of West Justine Street, just three blocks away from Saturday's Englewood fire.

At the same time firefighters were fighting this fire in Englewood, another fire, in a three-story apartment complex, raged in the Lakeview neighborhood.

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