1 in critical condition, several others displaced in South Side apartment fire

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CHICAGO Investigators continue to investigate what sparked an apartment fire that critically injured one man and displaced 10 people in Chicago’s Oakland neighborhood.

A 30-year-old was transported to the University of Chicago Hospital in critical condition, according to police. He suffered burns to his neck and face and suffered smoke inhalation.

Police said first responders arrived at the fire scene in the 3800 block of South Ellis Avenue just after 2:35 a.m. It took less than an hour for firefighters to extinguish the flames that raged through the three-story apartment building.

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