2 Injured in House Fire on Chicago's South Side

Two people were seriously hurt in a fire on Chicago's South Side early Tuesday, authorities said.

Firefighters rescued the victims, both adults, from a burning home in the city's West Englewood neighborhood.

The fire began at around 12:15 a.m. in a one-and-a-half story home the 6300 block of South Bell Avenue, officials said.

Firefighters rescued the two people, taking one to the University of Chicago Medical Center in critical condition and the other to Holy Cross Hospital in serious condition.

Further details on the victims, including their ages, was not immediately available.

It took crews about an hour to put out the flames, fire officials said. The cause of the fire remained under investigation.

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