Firefighter injured in extra-alarm fire at vacant Pilsen building

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The fire could be seen through the top floor of the building in the 1300 block of West Cullerton. | Network Video Productions

A firefighter was injured while working on an extra-alarm fire in the Pilsen neighborhood on the South Side early Tuesday.

The fire at the vacant building in the 1300 block of West Cullerton was first reported about 3 a.m. and was upgraded to a two-alarm blaze 20 minutes later, according to Fire Media Affairs spokesman Joe Roccasalva.

Flames were on all floors of the three-story building, Roccasalva said. By 4 a.m. five hoses were being used to douse the blaze.

A firefighter suffered a minor injury, but more details were not immediately released, according to a tweet from Fire Media Media affairs.

The fire was mostly extinguished by 4:15 a.m., but firefighters were chasing remaining “hot spots,” including one on the roof, Fire Media Affairs said.

Firefighters were battling the extra-alarm blaze from the front. | Network Video Productions

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