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A fire broke out Sunday night in a three-story apartment building at 4820 S. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. in Bronzeville. Three Chicago police officers were hurt. The officers rushed in before Chicago firefighters arrived. They knocked on doors to wake people sleeping inside before the smoke and flames overwhelmed them. One of the officers collapsed at the scene. All three officers and four residents suffered smoke inhalation and were transported to hospitals.

A 5-year-old boy was in good condition and being treated at Mercy Hospital Saturday morning. The officers were still recovering late Sunday, but were in good condition at the emergency room.

The building, which was built in 1905, was reduced to a burned-out shell. Firefighters were not saying Sunday what triggered the extra-alarm blaze, but they said it is not suspicious.

Despite a massive amount of smoke, witnesses said the officers ran into the burning building trying to get people out.

Firefighters believe the fire started in the basement before quickly spreading to the upper floors.


Of interest … CPD officers injured at fire scene

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Two Chicago police officers were among three people injured around 9:15 p.m Monday at a fire in the 3800 block of North Fremont Street in the city’s Lake View neighborhood. Firefighters were able to fairly quickly extinguish the fire on the third floor of a five-story building.

Two male Chicago police officers were injured in the blaze. One suffered smoke inhalation and was taken to Illinois Masonic Medical Center, while the other was transferred Stroger Hospital’s burn unit.  A police escort accompanied an ambulance that transferred the second officer overnight, and a large police presence remained at Stroger as officers awaited word on one of their own.

The conditions of both officers were stabilized. A third victim, a 34-year-old female occupant of the apartment, was also taken to Illinois Masonic for smoke inhalation and was listed in good condition. 

The cause of the fire remains under investigation. 

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