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7 People Including Four Children Personally Injured In Apartment Fire

Firefighters rescued a child hanging from his mother’s arms out of a third floor window after a “suspicious” fire started on the Chicago’s northwest side. The fire started in an apartment people and seven people, including four children and a police officer were hospitalized with a variety of personal injuries. The fire started on the top floor of a three-story apartment building and was elevated to a still-and-box alarm. The fire quickly spread throughout the floor, but firefighters had it extinguished in about 15 minutes and contained it to the top floor. The fire spread quickly and caused people to be overcome by smoke. Four children were hospitalized with smoke inhalation and some of children also had personal injuries of second-degree burns. Firefighters arrived just in time to rescue one child from a third-floor window. Police were in the area earlier in the day and witness reports indicate that there is a strong suspicion of arson, but no one is in custody. To read the full story, click here.