3 injured, 1 critically, in Edgewater Beach fire

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CHICAGO -  Three people were hospitalized after being rescued from a two-alarm fire at an apartment building on the city's Far North Side.

The fire began just before 8 a.m. at 1055 N. Catalpa Avenue in the Edgewater Beach neighborhood.

Extra fire trucks with ladders were called to the scene to help rescue people from the four-story building.  Firefighters rescued residents from several units on the upper floors.   One person was taken to the hospital in critical condition, two others suffered injuries and were transported as well.

The fire started in a third floor apartment, possibly in the kitchen area.  District Chief Jeffrey Horan with the Chicago Fire Department said the building did have working smoke detectors and the fire is not considered suspicious.  The fire was contained to the third floor unit, but smoke spread throughout the entire building.

According to the Chicago Tribune, no firefighters were injured.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.




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