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1 Seriously Hurt in Apartment Fire in Chicago’s South Shore Neighborhood

Flames broke out before 4:15 p.m. Friday at a large apartment building in the 6700 block of South Cornell Drive

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One person was seriously injured in apartment fire Friday afternoon in the South Shore neighborhood on Chicago's South Side, fire officials said.

Flames broke out before 4:15 p.m. at a large apartment building in the 6700 block of South Cornell Drive.

A woman suffered burns and was taken to the hospital in serious-to-critical condition. First responders were evaluating a second victim for smoke, the Chicago Fire Department report.

The fire was contained to one unit, according to fire officials. Information about a possible cause wasn't available Friday afternoon.

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