3 Firefighters Injured in Brighton Park Fire

Three firefighters were taken to hospitals early Saturday for injuries after a fire broke out in the Brighton Park neighborhood on the Southwest Side of Chicago.

Shortly after midnight, emergency responders were called to fire at Chris’s Bakery at 3000 W. 41st St., Chicago Fire Department spokesman Larry Merritt said.

A neighbor's cell-phone video shows the frantic moments when a firefighter was pulled out of the burning building. The three firefighters injured had been trapped in the building for roughly five minutes when they were evacuated and rushed to area hospitals. 

According to authorities, all three firefighters have been released from local hospitals. 

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