Child among 3 hurt in high-rise fire on SW Side

The blaze was reported about 12:30 p.m. at a building in the 4300 block of West Ford City Drive, Chicago fire officials said.

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Firefighters responded to a fire March 6, 2021, in the 4300 block of West Ford City Drive.

Firefighters responded to a fire March 6, 2021, in the 4300 block of West Ford City Drive.

Chicago Fire Department

Three people, including a child, were hurt after a fire broke out at a high-rise Saturday on the Southwest Side. 

The blaze was reported about 12:30 p.m. at an apartment building in the 4300 block of West Ford City Drive, Chicago fire officials said. 

Firefighters encountered heavy smoke inside and extinguished the fire by 1:28 p.m., officials said.

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Officials say a blaze March 6, 2021, at an apartment in the 4300 block of West Ford City Drive started in the kitchen.

Chicago Fire Department

A child and two adults were taken to Holy Cross Hospital in fair-to-serious condition, officials said. Details on their injuries were not released. 

The blaze was contained to one apartment and appears to have started in the kitchen from food left unattended while cooking, officials said.

Two other people refused medical attention, officials said.

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