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Chicago firefighters injured on the south side – update

11:30PM – the Chicago Tribune has a photo gallery HERE from the scene which shows some of the injured firefighters being transported by EMS. It has been reported that the firefighter who was transported to Mt. Sinai has been released.

Another unconfirmed report mentions a third firefighter being treated at Loyola Medical Center with serious injuries.

The Tribune also reports that:

One of the injured firefighters was identified by family members as Kevin Abdullah, 49. Fire officials did not confirm any of the names of the injured firefighters.

Other articles are HERE, HERE, and HERE.

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Chicago firefighters injured on the south side – update

Reports at this hour (9PM) are that two firefighters are being transported from Christ Hospital in Oak Lawn to Loyola Hospital in Maywood with serious burns. Commissioner Hoff stated that the two were on the nozzle fighting the fire on the second floor when either the room flashed or the fire got behind them. They issued a mayday and were rescued almost immediately. The two are from the same engine company, a captain with 23 years on the job and a firefighter with two years on the job.

More from the Tribune:

Firefighters had ventilated the roof before moving into the house, but were trapped in the attic area when it “lit up,” said Fire Commissioner Robert Hoff.

Two of the injured firefighters were quickly rescued but suffered burns to their hands and face. One of those firefighters also suffered burns to his respiratory system, Hoff said.

Both were taken in serious-to-critical condition to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn but were expected to be transferred to the Loyola University Hospital Burn Unit, Hoff said.

Fox News reports that the injuries are not thought to be life threatening.

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