2 Firefighters Injured Battling High-Rise Blaze on Lake Shore Drive


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CHICAGO, IL – Two firefighters were injured while fighting an extra-alarm blaze in a high-rise building on Wednesday morning near the Gold Coast neighborhood. The incident took place at around 7:20 a.m. in the 1200 block of North DuSable Lake Shore Drive, as reported by Chicago fire officials.

The firefighters were injured while battling the fire, and a mayday response was called for one of them, who was later listed in critical condition. Fire officials reported that the firefighter had been removed from the building and taken to Northwestern Hospital for medical attention.

Another firefighter was also injured in the incident, but he was considered to be in “good shape” by the officials. The main body of the fire was extinguished by 7:40 a.m., but the crews continued to fight some hot spots.

This incident happened just a day after firefighter Jermaine Pelt, 49, lost his life while responding to a house fire on the South Side. The elevators in the high-rise building were out of service during the time of the incident.

The cause of the fire is still unknown, and an investigation is underway. The incident is a reminder of the bravery and dedication that firefighters display every day while risking their lives to protect the community.


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