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UPDATE: #3-While responding to a fire at a vacant building on Chicago’s South side, four firefighters were initially trapped when the commercial building’s brick walls collapsed. Of the rescued fireman, two have died, and two of the firemans conditions have not been released, 16 were injured in the blaze.
#2 Two of the Fireman injured in the blaze have died, Condition of remaining two not released.
#1 Four firefighters were trapped and injured after a wall collapsed in a 3-11 alarm fire at an abandoned South Side commercial building this morning, authorities said. Firefighters searched through rubble for more than an hour as the trapped firefighters were pulled out and rushed to hospitals. One firefighters condition is listed as grave , while the condition of the others remain unknown.
ORIGINAL:While responding to a fire at a vacant building on Chicago’s South side, four firefighters were initially trapped when the commercial building’s brick walls collapsed. It is believed that two of the firefighters were rescued, but two remain trapped, and fellow ‘fighters are still working to find and rescue them.
The fire department responded to the fire at around 6:54 AM at an abandoned brick building on the 1700 block of East 75th Street, ten minutes later a “mayday” went out signaling that firefighters were trapped.
Firefighters reportedly had a problem with frozen hydrants.