Two Firefighters Injured in South Side Blaze

By Emily Morris on February 5, 2013 11:08am | Updated on February 5, 2013 11:19am

 The Chicago Fire Department said two firefighters were hospitalized during a rapidly spreading blaze early Tuesday.
The Chicago Fire Department said two firefighters were hospitalized during a rapidly spreading blaze early Tuesday.
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CHICAGO — Two firefighters were injured after a fire broke out in a Park Manor home and spread to another residence early Tuesday morning.

Firefighters responded to the blaze in the 700 block of of South Rhodes Avenue sometime after 2:30 a.m. Tuesday, the Chicago Fire Department said. The fire quickly spread from the two-story building to a home next door, the Fire Department said.

A firefighter suffered shortness of breath during the response and was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center in fair-to-serious condition, the Fire Department said. A second firefighter suffered an injury to his right ankle and also was taken to the University of Chicago.

American Red Cross workers were available to help residents displaced by the blaze, the Fire Department said.

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