2 Chicago Police Sergeants, Woman in Wheelchair, Injured in House Fire

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A woman and her adult daughter, who was in a wheelchair, were rescued from a home that caught fire early Wednesday in South Chicago.

Police officers were flagged down by a man who said his home had caught fire and his family was still inside at 2:58 a.m. at 7950 South Muskegon Avenue, according to Chicago Police and Chicago Fire Department Media Affairs.

The officers were able to rescue the man’s wife and firefighters who arrived on the scene rescued his daughter, police said.

The daughter, whose exact age wasn’t immediately known, was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center in critical condition, officials said.

Two Chicago Police sergeants were also taken to the same hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation. They were in good condition.

One sergeant and the woman were still being treated as of 7:30 a.m. Wednesday.

The fire was struck out about 4:50 a.m., officials said.

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