A Chicago (IL) police officer rescued a 72-year-old woman from a fire that destroyed a mixed-use building Sunday night.
The extra-alarm fire started at about 8 p.m. in a restaurant on the first floor of a two-story building that has apartments on the second floor, according to the Chicago Tribune (http://bit.ly/1fkAmxS).
The officer was searching the apartments with his partner when he encountered the woman, who was reluctant to leave. The officer reportedly threw the woman over his shoulder and exited with her, proceeding down the stairs and out of the building as smoke filled the stairwell. The woman was not injured.
Read further details about this fire at http://bit.ly/1fkAmxS.
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