3 CFD firefighters injured in Back of the Yards fire; 27 displaced

ByABC7 Chicago Digital Team via WLS logo
Thursday, August 18, 2022
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It was not immediately clear what sparked the fire.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Three firefighters were injured and dozens were displaced after a fire involving two homes on Chicago's South Side early Thursday morning, according to CFD.

The fire broke out in the 4500-block of South Hermitage Avenue sometime before 1 a.m. in the city's Back of the Yards neighborhood.

CFD said two firefighters were taken for treatment in good condition, and another, who was stable, was taken to Stroger Hospital.

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Twenty seven people were displaced as a result of the blaze.

It was not immediately clear what sparked the fire.

This is a developing story; check back with ABC7 Chicago for updates.