9 rescued from South Side extra-alarm fire

Firefighters rescued nine people from an extra-alarm blaze at an apartment building in the city's South Side, officials said.

Crews used ladders to rescue the people from the third floor of a building in the 9000-block of South Cottage Grove Avenue around 2:30 a.m. Sunday, officials said.

Three people were treated fro smoke inhalation.

Investigators have ruled out arson as a cause for the blaze.
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