Woman hospitalized after West Side fire

July 27, 2010 6:19:48 AM PDT
A woman was sent to the hospital after being rescued from an early Tuesday morning fire. The fire broke out in the 1800-block of West Lake Street in a first-floor unit. Two Chicago police officers heard the call and rushed to help.

"When we got there we saw the building in flames," said Officer Espinoza, Chicago Police Department. "We saw a lady in there. We knew the building was occupied, so we went in there and tried to get the people out. They were in a dead sleep, so we had to grab about four people out of there, out of one of the apartments that was on fire."

The fire was contained to one room. No other injuries were reported, although six adults and three children have lost their home.

The cause is under investigation.


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