Residents escape Chicago apartment fire

May 7, 2008 6:11:14 AM PDT
Some Near Northwest Side residents escaped their burning apartment building early Wednesday morning. Families woke up to smoke alarms just after midnight. Flames and smoke had already engulfed the three-story building on North Western Avenue.

One man jumped out of a second-story window and landed on a car port.

Police helped a man who already had a broken leg down a ladder.

At least fifteen people and their pets got out safely.

An investigation is underway to determine what caused the fire.


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