A firefighter suffered a minor injury Thursday morning while putting out a fire that broke out on a rear porch in Old Town, spreading inside the building and causing heavy damage.
It’s unclear what caused the fire that started about 10:15 a.m. in the 1900 block of North Sedgwick Street, according to Chicago Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford.
About 70 firefighters fought the fire, which was put out in 20 minutes, Langford said.
A photo of the scene showed a heavily blackened rear porch and shattered windows on at least two floors.
Langford said the building was left uninhabitable. He did not have a damage estimate or know the number of people displaced.