Boy, Puppies Rescued from Chicago Apartment Fire

Deanese Williams-Harris

Chicago Tribune


A 12-year-old boy who was rescued from an apartment fire Thursday afternoon in the Grand Crossing neighborhood on the city’s South Side was only worried about his dogs, officials said.

Firefighters were called shortly after 12:30 p.m. to an apartment fire in 1400 block of East 69th Street. The boy was pulled from the fire after inhaling smoke and was taken to Jackson Park Hospital, where he was in good condition, according to a Chicago fire department spokesman.

His puppies were being taken care of by Battalion 5, where they got baths at the firehouse. The pups, that were “sooted up but okay,’’ will remain there until the boy is released from the hospital, which should be later Thursday, the department tweeted.

The accident was deemed accidental but was still under investigation.


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