A person is dead and at least two others, including a Chicago firefighter, were transported to local hospitals Sunday morning after a fire on the city’s Near West Side.
According to fire officials, firefighters were called to battle a blaze in the 2600 block of South Monroe at approximately 9:30 a.m. Sunday.
When firefighters searched the building, they found a deceased adult inside of the structure. Another individual was transported to an area hospital, where they were listed in fair condition, according to authorities.
A firefighter was transported to Stroger Hospital after experiencing shortness of breath, but is in fair condition, according to officials.
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The cause of the fire remains under investigation. The identity of the deceased has not been released.