2 Critically Hurt in South Side Blaze

A elderly man and a woman were critically injured after being rescued by firefighters during a blaze in Chicago Sunday night.

The fire broke out around 7:30 p.m. in a single-family home in the 7300 block of South Euclid Avenue.

Firefighters rescued the pair from the top floor of the home, officials said.

An 86-year-old man and a 62-year-old woman were taken to University of Chicago Hospital in critical condition.

Family members said Moses Lucky Cordell, a pioneering disc jockey who helped found Operation Push, now known as Rainbow Push, lived in the home with his daughter.

The fire was sparked on the second floor of the home, fire officials said.

The flames were put out within minutes, but the cause of the blaze remained under investigation Monday.

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