Witnesses save 5 from Cragin apartment fire

CHICAGO (WLS) -- An overnight apartment fire on the city's northwest side has sent five people to the hospital.

Two witnesses said they were driving by and saw the flames near Parkside and Diversey in the Belmont Cragin neighborhood.



That's when they pulled over and alert everyone inside the building to get out.

"Were actually about to save people's lives. Like I can't believe no one was aware of the fire," Mia Mangual said.

All five people, two men and three women, are expected to be okay.

Officials said they believe the fire started on a back porch.

It's not clear what caused it.
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