CHICAGO — Two people suffered minor smoke inhalation after a suspicious fire broke out on the Far South Side Thursday morning, authorities said.
The blaze started on the porch of a West Pullman home in the first block of East 117th Street about 5:30 a.m, Chicago Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford said.
Three people were rescued by the fire department after they were trapped on the second floor, Langford said.
A woman and a girl went to Roseland Hospital for minor smoke inhalation, according to the fire department. Their ages were not available. A man refused medical attention.
The fire is being investigated as "suspicious," police and the fire department said.
At least one resident heard a glass window shatter before the blaze started, and it is believed some kind of accelerant was thrown near the home or into the home, said Officer John Mirabelli, a police spokesman.
The home was badly damaged, he said.