Man seriously hurt in SW Side fire

August 26, 2011 5:12:54 AM PDT
Firefighters pulled a man from a basement during a fire on the Southwest Side Friday morning.

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.