ROGERS PARK — An early morning fire in Rogers Park Monday caused significant damage to a three-story apartment building and left at least seven firefighters injured — yet luckily no one died in the fire, according to news reports.
The extra-alarm fire started just before 6 a.m. at an apartment building at Estes Avenue and Paulina Street.
Ald. Joe Moore (49th) said just before 10 a.m. firefighters reported the blaze was out, with crews monitoring several "hot spots" still smoldering. He said it was not yet known how the fire started.
According to the Tribune, at one point crews lost track of one firefighter battling the blaze, prompting a "mayday" call, though the firefighter was eventually found. At least three of the injured rescue workers were taken to St. Francis Hospital in Evanston in good condition, the Tribune reported.
Moore said most of the injuries were sustained by slipping on icy surfaces. A Streets and Sanitation truck would be out to lay salt, he added.
Fire Media Affairs could not immediately be reached for comment.
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