DOWNTOWN — Two people were sent to hospitals on life support Monday afternoon following a garbage fire in a Loop high-rise, firefighters said.
The fire department reported the fire at 2:42 p.m. Monday at 618 S. Wabash Ave. The garbage fire started on the seventh floor of the eight-story building, firefighters said.
1442 hrs Still high rise 618 S Wabash smoke on 7th fl trash fire 2 transports 1 adult BLS NWMH & 1 Adult ALS Mercy all stable condition— Chicago Fire Media (@CFDMedia) October 10, 2016
One person was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital on basic life support and another was taken to Mercy Hospital on advanced life support, the firefighters said. Fire department spokesmen could not immediately provide the victims' conditions but said they were "stable."
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