Firefighter hit by falling brick during collapse at Englewood extra-alarm fire

CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) - A firefighter was injured by a falling brick Tuesday morning at an extra-alarm fire in the South Side Englewood neighborhood.

The two-alarm fire was reported at 6:16 a.m. at a building in the 7000 block of South May, according to Fire Media Affairs. The fire started in a trailer filled with debris behind the building and wind fanned the flames to ignite the rear of the building.

A mayday call for an injured firefighter went out at 6:37 a.m, the fire department said. The building was marked with a red “X” to label it as a dangerous structure, so crews did not go inside. However, a firefighter was hit by a falling brick when a collapse occurred and bricks showered down outside the structure.

The firefighter was taken to a hospital in good condition, officials said.

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