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Man injured in Gresham house fire that displaced 7 people

Firefighters respond to a fire Saturday morning in Gresham. | Chicago Fire Department

Seven people were displaced, including a man who was also hospitalized, after a home caught on fire Saturday morning in the Gresham neighborhood on the South Side.

About 4:02 a.m., firefighters responded to a house ablaze in the 7800 block of South May, according to the Chicago Fire Department.

A man was taken to St. Bernard Hospital in fair condition, the fire department said. He was conscious enough to be able to speak with responders.

The fire was smothered about 5 a.m., the fire department said. But the home was deemed inhabitable for the seven residents there.

The American Red Cross was on scene to help the displaced residents find shelter.

Firefighters respond to a fire Saturday morning in Gresham. | Chicago Fire Department