3 injured in Englewood blaze

A fire broke out at a home in the 5800 block of South Peoria Street, officials said.

Chicago firefighters battle a house fire in the 5800 block of S. Peoria St., in the Englewood neighborhood, Monday, Dec. 7, 2020. | Tyler LaRiviere/Sun-Times

Chicago firefighters battle a house fire Dec. 7, 2020, in the 5800 block of South Peoria Street.

Tyler LaRiviere/Sun-Times

Firefighters battled a blaze Monday at a home in Englewood on the South Side.

Crews responded about 8:15 p.m. to a call of a fire at a home with people trapped inside in the 5800 block of South Peoria Street, Deputy District Fire Chief John Giordano told reporters at the scene.

A 41-year-old woman escaped the flames by jumping out of a first floor window, Giordano said. She was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center in fair-to-serious condition.

Chicago firefighters battle a house fire in the 5800 block of S. Peoria St., in the Englewood neighborhood, Monday, Dec. 7, 2020. | Tyler LaRiviere/Sun-Times

Chicago firefighters battle a house fire Dec. 7, 2020, in the 5800 block of South Peoria Street.

Tyler LaRiviere/Sun-Times, Tyler LaRiviere/Sun-Times

Firefighters carried a 66-year-old man and a 70-year-old woman from inside the home, Giordano said. They were taken to the same hospital in serious-to-critical condition.

“After we made our initial attack, the fire took off on us a little bit,” Giordano said. There was “heavy fire up in the attic which is always in issue.”

But, crews extinguished the fire by 9 p.m. and no other injuries were reported, Giordano said.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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