Uptown residential fire put out after long battle

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CHICAGO — Officials are investigating the cause of a fire that damaged a condo building in Chicago's Uptown neighborhood Monday.

Emergency crews responded the Oxford Glen Condo building at the 800 block of West Gunnison Street around 2:15 p.m.  It was quickly elevated to an extra-alarm fire and additional crews were requested.

The building contains 13 residential units.  All residents are said to have gotten out of the building safely.

Chicago fire officials said a battalion chief was injured when part of a ceiling collapsed. Officials said he walked out of the building on his own and was then taken to the hospital. He is in good condition and alert and talking.

The fire was put out at around 6:32 p.m. Chicago fire said relocation of residents will be required.

Authorities believe the fast-moving fire began on the third floor but a complete investigation is underway.



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