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Posted December 16, 2013 EST

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Firefighter Injured, 14 Displaced After Fire On South Side
United States (Illinois) - A firefighter was injured and at least five adults and nine children were displaced in an early morning fire broke out today on the citys South Side. The fire started about 2 a.m. at a 3-story building on the 9000 block of South Houston Avenue in the South Chicago neighborhood, said police. A preliminary investigation suggested the fire started in the building's attic and may have been an electrical fire, said police.

A 48-year-old woman was taking to Advocate Trinity Hospital where she was treated for smoke inhalation and was released. A firefighter was also injured and taken to MetroSouth Medical Center in Blue Island where he was reported in good condition, said Fire Media spokesman Chief Joe Roccasalva.

Earlier Friday, nine children and four adults were displaced in another residential fire on the 5600 block of South Peoria Street, according to Fire Media information. There were no injuries reported in that fire.

Written by Chicago Tribune

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