Seven people were hurt, one critically, and more than a dozen people were rescued from windows when an extra-alarm fire broke out in an apartment building in the Edgewater Beach neighborhood this morning, reports The Chicago Tribune.
In addition, 35 people were displaced by the fire, police said. The woman in critical condition was found on a stairway near a second-floor apartment where the 2-11 alarm fire apparently started, according to fire officials.
"She may have been in the unit, we're not sure," said Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford. "The lady was in the stairway with lacerations and loss of consciousness. Firefighters brought her down."
Six other people, including a firefighter, were taken to hospitals with minor injuries, they said.
The fire was reported in the 5800 block of North Sheridan Road at about 10:30 a.m. It was brought under control around 11:20 a.m., officials said. An Emergency Medical Services Plan 1 was called, sending at least five ambulances to the scene.
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