CHICAGO — A fire at a high-rise in the city’s Lake View neighborhood left one person hospitalized on Friday afternoon, according to the Chicago Fire Department.

Fire officials say crews were first called to the scene just before 5:30 p.m.

Black smoke could be seen billowing from a window on the 14th floor of the 20-story Eddystone building near West Melrose Street and North Sheridan.

According to fire officials, the individual who was injured was found by crews on the 14th floor and was in critical condition at the time they were taken to the hospital.

WGN News spoke to some witnesses in the area who said they were evacuated from the building while crews worked to extinguish the blaze, but crews say the majority of residents were able to return to their units.

Officials from the Chicago Fire Department offered updates on the fire in a news conference on Friday evening.

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Currently, it is unclear how the blaze broke out and crews say an investigation is underway.


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