Six people, including a firefighter, were taken to hospitals after a blaze broke out in an apartment building Wednesday morning in the South Shore neighborhood.
Crews responded to the blaze in the large four-story courtyard building at 7806 S. Essex at 9:17 a.m., Fire Media Affairs Director Larry Langford said.
Two people were rescued from a window in the front of the building, Langford said.
Those two were among five people — two adults and three kids — who were taken in good condition to local hospitals, Langford said.
A firefighter was also taken to Advocate Trinity Hospital to be checked out, Langford said.
The fire was extinguished by 9:45 a.m., Langford said.