Excerpts from the ChicagoTribune.com:

Three people were hurt, one critically, in a fire Sunday morning  … that fire broke out about 7:50 a.m. in a fourth-floor unit in the 1000 block of West Catalpa Avenue in the Edgewater Beach neighborhood, Chicago Fire Department District Chief Jeffrey Horan said.

When firefighters arrived at the scene, they encountered smoke and flames and saw several people at upper-floor windows, Horan said. Firefighters used ladders to rescue one of the victims and to quickly contain the blaze, which damaged the top two floors of the five-story brick apartment building about two blocks west of Sheridan Road.

No firefighters were injured.

“These guys did a great job,” Horan said.