15 people displaced, 1 injured by Humboldt Park fire

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A fire that swept through two buildings Thursday afternoon in the Humboldt Park neighborhood on the West Side displaced 15 people.

Firefighters responded around 12:45 p.m. to the two-building still-and-box blaze at 953 N. St. Louis, which was under control by 1:10 p.m., Fire Media Affairs said.

Five ambulances were called to the scene, but only one injury was reported, according to Fire Media. That person was transported to Norwegian American Hospital for treatment of an injury not related to the fire.

Eight adults and seven children were displaced, police said.

Marie Snyder, an assistant dean at Dr. Pedro Albizu Campos High School, said a GoFundMe page was set up to receive donations for two students displaced by the fire.

The school hopes to raise $3,000 for the students for food, new clothes and other essentials destroyed in the fire, according to the fundraising website. Students at the school also plan to host a lunchtime fundraiser.

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