Chicago Fire Department

2 Firefighters Injured While Battling Blaze in East Garfield Park

Both firefighters were taken to Stroger Hospital, according to authorities

Two Chicago firefighters were taken to an area hospital on Sunday night after they were injured while battling a blaze in the city’s East Garfield Park neighborhood.

According to officials, the incident occurred just after 9 p.m. while firefighters were battling a fire at an apartment complex near the intersection of Albany and Monroe.

The two firefighters went through the floor of the structure while fighting the blaze, falling from the third story to the first story of the building. 

One of the firefighters was able to evacuate the building on his own, while the other needed to be helped from the structure. 

Both firefighters were taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital and both are "resting well," according to authorities. No update was provided on the specific condition of either firefighter, but authorities say that they don't believe that their injuries are life-threatening. 

Both firefighters will be kept overnight for observation. 

Stay tuned to NBC 5 Chicago for more updates on this developing story.

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