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Latino State News

Pilsen Fire Caused by Kids Playing with Fireworks

Three building were damaged in the Pilsen neighborhood and one woman injured when children were playing with fireworks around 4:00 pm in the afternoon.

The fireworks started an extra-alarm fire at a three story building at 1323 W. 18th Street and quickly spread to two other buildings at: 1319 W. 18th Street and 1317 W. 18th Street.  The fire was finally brought under control at 5:30 pm.

The woman who is elderly was brought to University of Illinois at Chicago with minor smoke inhalation issues and is in fair condition.