4 firefighters hurt in stair collapse on South Side

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Several firefighters were injured while battling a massive fire in the South Chicago neighborhood.

The fire started in the basement of a three-story apartment building on the 9000 block of South Muskegon Saturday morning, then quickly spread. Nearly 200 firefighters responded. fire

As the firefighters were fighting fire in the basement of a three-story building a 2-11 alarm response was called, asking for additional equipment and firefighters, officials said.

Four firefighters were hurt, after a stairway connecting the second and third floors collapsed. Two firefighters were treated for smoke inhalation, and two others suffered minor injuries.

No one else was injured. A family living on the second floor was displaced, after their unit sustained extensive fire damage

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