Mayday in Chicago, Six Firefighters Hurt

Video from the scene showed one firefighter jumping from the roof of one building.
(WGN News, YouTube)

Ladder slide and jumping from the roof

Chicago Tribune staff, Chicago Tribune

(MCT)

At least six fighters were injured in an extra-alarm fire that spread from a residential building to at least one other in the Bridgeport neighborhood Friday morning, officials said.

The fire in an residential building in the 2700 block of South Lowe Avenue began about 6:50 a.m., according to police.

Firefighters called what’s know as a Mayday for missing firefighters, but by about 7:45 a.m., all firefighters had been accounted for, according to the Fire Department. Four injured firefighters were being taken to hospitals after suffering what was believed to be non-life-threatening injuries.

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After starting in one building, the fire spread to at least one other home, according to police spokeswoman Sally Bown.

WGN-TV video from the scene showed one firefighter jumping from the roof of one building that appeared to be on fire to the roof of another adjacent building to escape the flames.

Check back for updates.

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