Firefighter Falls Through Stairway Battling South Side Blaze: Officials

A Chicago firefighter fell through a stairway and a civilian was unaccounted for after a fire on the city's South Side, Wednesday afternoon.

The fire was in the 6900 block of South Paulina in the city's West Englewood neighborhood, officials said.

One firefighter fell through a stairway but was OK, according to the fire department's Twitter page. No one was transported to the hospital, officials said.

A civilian was not accounted for and might be a "squatter," officials said about 6 p.m. 

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