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Firefighter injured working blaze at Vista Tower construction site

A fire at Vista Tower early Saturday was concentrated in its basement. | photo provided by Chicago Fire media affairs

A firefighter was injured Saturday morning while working a blaze at a high rise construction site downtown.

The fire department responded at 5:54 a.m. for a call of a fire at the Vista Tower site at 363 E. Wacker Dr., according to Chicago Fire media affairs. The fire was contained to its basement office.

One firefighter suffered an injury to their lower body, a spokesman for the Chicago Fire Department said. They were taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in good condition.

The building was unoccupied at the time, and the fire was extinguished by 7 a.m., the department said. The cause of the fire was under investigation.

Vista Tower will be the third tallest building in Chicago when it is completed in 2020.

Rendering of Magellan Development Group and Beijing-based Wanda Group’s 95-story Vista Tower, designed by Chicago Architect Jeanne Gang. | Magellan Development Group