Firefighter hurt battling Edgewater blaze on North Side, hospitalized with minor injury, CFD says

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Saturday, November 7, 2020
Firefighter hurt battling Edgewater blaze
A Chicago firefighter was injured while fighting a fire in Edgewater Saturday, Chicago Fire Department says.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- A Chicago firefighter was injured battling a fire Saturday in Edgewater on the North Side.

The still-and-box alarm fire was reported at a home in the 5600 block of North Winthrop Avenue, according to the Chicago Fire Department. It was put out by 3:23 a.m.

A neighbor, Daniella Mack, noticed the flames from her window, called 911 and tried to evacuate people from the building, but no one was home.

"So I came down and started yelling, 'fire.' I attempted to get to the building to knock on the door, but the flames were high, so then I started waking up the people next door to get them out," Mack said.

One firefighter was taken to a hospital in good condition with a "minor injury," fire officials said. No other injuries were reported.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire - Copyright Chicago Sun-Times 2020.)