3 Chicago firefighters seriously hurt when ceiling falls during reported South Shore blaze

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Sunday, May 10, 2020
3 Chicago firefighters seriously injured when ceiling falls during reported South Shore blaze at 67th, Cregier
Three Chicago firefighters were injured Sunday while searching for a fire in a South Shore building.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Three Chicago firefighters responding to reports of smoke in a South Shore building were injured Sunday when a ceiling fell on them.

The Chicago Fire Department received a call just after 9:20 a.m. of smoke coming from a building near 67th Street and Cregier Avenue.

While crews were looking for the fire, they pulled down on the ceiling and it fell on top of them, fire officials said.

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Three firefighters were transported to University of Chicago Medical Center in serious condition.

At around 3:30 p.m., the department said that two of the firefighters were released back to active duty. The third firefighter was put on medical leave, according to CFD officials.

This is a developing story; check back with ABC 7 Chicago for updates.