Firefighter Injured While Battling Pilsen Fire - NBC Chicago

Firefighter Injured While Battling Pilsen Fire

The fire at the vacant building in the 1300 block of West Cullerton Street was first reported about 3 a.m.

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    Firefighter Injured While Battling Pilsen Fire

    The fire was mostly extinguished by 4:15 a.m. NBC Chicago's Regina Waldroup reports. (Published Tuesday, March 31, 2015)

    A firefighter was injured while working on an extra-alarm fire in the Pilsen neighborhood on the South Side early Tuesday.

    The fire at the vacant building in the 1300 block of West Cullerton Street was first reported about 3 a.m. and was upgraded to a two-alarm blaze 20 minutes later, according to Chicago Fire Department spokesman Joe Roccasalva.

    Flames were on all floors of the three-story building, Roccasalva said. By 4 a.m. five hoses were being used to douse the blaze.

    A firefighter sustained a minor injury, but more details were not immediately released, according to a tweet from Fire Media Media affairs.

    The fire was mostly extinguished by 4:15 a.m., but firefighters were chasing remaining "hot spots," including one on the roof.

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