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

Six taken to hospitals after South Shore blaze

SHARE Six taken to hospitals after South Shore blaze
SHARE Six taken to hospitals after South Shore blaze

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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