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Chicago Fire Injures Two, One Critically

A fire on Chicago’s South Side resulted in two serious personal injuries. The potentially deadly fire occurred early Friday morning in the 1800 block of South Troy Street. By the time the Chicago Fire Department had arrived, the fire was at full force and an 88-year old woman had already escaped and collapsed outside the building, where firefighters found her in stable condition. Firefighters also rescued another victim, a 50-year old man, who was stranded on the second floor of the building. The two residents were taken to St. Anthony Hospital, where the second resident remains in critical condition. In addition to the two serious injuries, an undetermined number of other residents were displaced due to the fire. Officicals from the Fire Department have not commented on the cause of the fire and no personal injury law suits have been filed relating to the matter.

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