All 4 firefighters injured in West Side blaze released from hospital

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CHICAGO — All four firefighters who were injured in a blaze Sunday on the West Side have been released from the hospital.

According to the Chicago Fire Department, all are expected to make a full recovery.

The Chicago Fire Department sent out a Mayday alarm Sunday during a fire at a residential building on the 4900 block of W. Potomac Ave. At one point the heat and fire surged, forcing firefighters to retreat. The crews tracked the source near a kitchen on the second floor. When they entered that area, the flames intensified.

The blaze was extinguished around 12:30 p.m., according to the Chicago Fire Department.

An EMS Plan I, which automatically sends at least six ambulances to the scene, was initiated. The firefighters were transported to Stroger Hospital. One was a man in his 30s, another in his 40s, and two in their 50s.

The blaze displaced six people.

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