2 rescued from apartment fire on North Side

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Chicago firefighters rescued two people from a burning building on the city’s far north side this afternoon near in the city’s West Ridge neighborhood.

The fire tore through the apartment building in the 2600 block of W Rosemont around 2 p.m.

When firefighters arrived on the scene, there were still two people inside.

“When I arrived on scene, there were people hanging out of windows,” said Fire Chief James O’Donnell.

Firefighters rescued one person from the second floor with the ladder. They also went inside to rescue a 64-year-old woman.  She was taken to Swedish Covenant Hospital and treated for smoke inhalation.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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