Man seriously hurt in SW Side fire

August 26, 2011 (CHICAGO)

The victim is listed in serious condition at Christ Hospital in Oak Lawn.

The blaze started in the basement of a 1 1/2-story building at 6231 S. Whipple Ave. in the Chicago Lawn neighborhood about 4:30 a.m., Fire Media Affairs Chief Kevin MacGregor said.

Crews put out the blaze in about 30 minutes, MacGregor said. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.

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