1 worker killed, 4 injured in River North fire

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CHICAGO – One worker was killed and four others were hurt after a fire broke out in a parking garage in the River North neighborhood.

Cell phone video from the scene showed flames and heavy black smoke shooting from the roof of the garage at the corner of Hubbard Avenue and Orleans Street. The fire started around 1:20 p.m. Saturday.

One worker was pronounced dead at the scene and four others were taken to hospitals in serious-to-critical condition.

“They were all workers for a roofing company and they were doing some work on the roof in the elevator penthouse area,” Deputy District Chief Cynthia Herring said.

No cars were reported damaged.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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