2 Injured in Extra-Alarm Fire on Chicago's West Side

Two people were injured when flames ripped through an apartment building early Saturday on Chicago's Near West Side.

Crews were called about 1:45 a.m. to the fire on the second floor of a two-and-a-half floor building in the 2000 block of West Huron in the West Town neighborhood, according to the Chicago Fire Department.

The fire spread to two adjacent buildings, and fire officials called a second alarm about 45 minutes later, bringing more than 100 firefighters to the scene.

Two residents, a 79-year-old woman and 26-year-old man, suffered smoke inhalation and were taken in fair condition to Stroger Hospital, fire officials said.

The fire was under control by about 3:30 a.m. Seven apartments were damaged and the number of people displaced was unknown.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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