6 injured, pet killed in high-rise fire in Loop: officials

Chicago News

CHICAGO — At least six people were injured, two of them critically, in a two-alarm high-rise fire in the Loop.

According to the Chicago Fire Department, the fire broke out just before 1 a.m. Tuesday on the 32nd floor of a condominium building at 400 East Randolph. Officials say the fire was contained to one condo unit, where two people lived.

Fire crews only evacuated the 32nd floor, and multiple floors above, due to smoke from the fire.

Six people were transported to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, two critical and four in good condition. A pet was reportedly killed in the fire.

The fire chief says that multiple firefighters did get stuck in an elevator shaft, but no injuries were reported.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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