Frozen hydrant hampers firefighters on West Side

January 18, 2012 9:59:21 AM PST
A frozen fire hydrant slowed down firefighters Wednesday morning as they battled a house fire on Chicago's West Side.

The fire department reports a woman jumped to safety from a third floor window. She was taken to the hospital in stable condition.

The fire did spread to neighboring homes in the 4700-block of West Arthington, near Maplewood and Logan, and caused some damage.

No word what might have ignited the fire.