A fire this morning at 9401 Muskegan on Chicago’s southside began as a basement fire that travelled up two floors, eventually compromising an upper stairway which collapsed injuring four Chicago firefighters.

4 Chicago firefighters injured at fire

Four Chicago firefighters were injured when an upper stairway collapsed at this building at 9401 S. Muskegan. Tim Olk photo

4 Chicago firefighters injured at fire

Fire extended from the ground floor unit to the upper floors in this building where four Chicago firefighters were injured this morning. Tim Olk photo

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4 Chicago firefighters injured at fire

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This from the Chicago Tribune:

Four Chicago firefighters were injured after a stairway collapsed while they were fighting a fire in a 3-story apartment building on the South Side in which officials had to call for an emergency response, officials said.

The fire was on the 9000 block of South Muskegan Avenue and reported at 8:43 a.m., according to Chicago fire department officials. About 200 firefighters responded, said Deputy Dist. Chief Lynda Turner.

The four firefighters sustained injures when they were on a stairwell connecting the second and third floors, said Turner.

None of the firefighters sustained broken bones, said Fire Department Comdr. Sean Flynn. At least two of the firefighters sustained minor smoke inhalation, said Flynn.

The “Mayday” response was called at about 9 a.m., said Turner.

Two of the firefighters sustained smoke inhalation and two firefighters minor injuries, according to Fire Department and police officials. All were in good condition and taken to Trinity Hospital, according to a fire department spokesman.



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