Fire at University of Chicago Extinguished

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    A two-alarm fire damaged a building that was being renovated on the Hyde Park campus. (Published Tuesday, Oct 26, 2010)

    A Chicago firefighter was hospitalized after battling an extra-alarm blaze in a building under rehab on University of Chicago's Hyde Park campus Tuesday evening.

    The fire was reported about 6 p.m. at 5727 S. University Ave. and was quickly upgraded to a second-alarm, Fire Media Affairs spokesman Quention Curtis said. The fire was burning on the top floor of a three-story brick building under rehab and flames were initially shooting through the roof.

    Although crews were not immediately able to search the building, there were no reports of injuries to those in the building, Curtis said.

    One firefighter was hospitalized after battling the blaze, Curtis said.  His injuries were not considered life-threatening, but he was taken to University of Chicago Hospital in "stable" condition.

    Heavy winds did not hamper firefighting efforts, Curtis said.

    The fire was put out shortly after 7 p.m.