Six taken to hospitals after South Shore blaze

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Six people, including a firefighter, were hurt in a blaze Wednesday morning in South Shore. | Fire Media Affairs

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.

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