At Least 1 Person Injured in Englewood Fire, Officials Say

Firefighters are battling a blaze at an Englewood home on the South Side that sent one person to the hospital.

Crews responded at 3:23 p.m. to the fire at the 1.5-story building in the 6100 block of South Wolcott, according to Chicago Fire Department Media Affairs. It was upgraded to a box alarm at 3:27 p.m. and then a two-alarm fire about 4 p.m.

The fire had originated in the building’s basement and second floor, according to the fire department. Crews were using six handlines and two elevated master streams to extinguish the flames.

By 4:56 p.m., the fire had been contained to the pain part of the building, according to the fire department.

A 65-year-old man was taken in serious-to-critical condition to be treated for smoke inhalation as well as second- and third-degree burns to his body, according to the fire department.

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