The Chicago Tribune has an article about the cause of the 2-11 Alarm fire on Wednesday at 5800 N. Sheridan Road.

A fire in an Edgewater Beach neighborhood apartment building that left eight people injured, one critically, was started by someone, and the investigation has been turned over to police, officials said Thursday.

The Chicago Police Department’s Arson Unit is investigating the fire in the 5800 block of North Sheridan Road. The Chicago Fire Department’s Office of Fire Investigations determined Thursday that the fire was “incendiary,” meaning that a person was somehow involved in the fire starting, Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford said Thursday.

Arson investigators will determine whether the fire was criminal in nature, said Officer Jose Estrada, a Chicago Police Department spokesman. No one had been questioned as a suspect or was in custody related to the fire by Thursday evening, he said.

The blaze, reported at the five-story apartment building about 10:30 a.m., sent one woman, 31, to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in critical condition. Her condition had stabilized Thursday morning, Estrada said.

Seven others hurt in the fire were treated and released from area hospitals, including a Chicago firefighter who was cut and needed stitches, officials said.

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