Firefighters extinguish double-alarm fire at South Shore high-rise

Chicago firefighters extinguished a smoky extra-alarm fire Thursday morning at a high-rise apartment building in the South Shore neighborhood.


The two-alarm fire started around 11 a.m. at 7145 South Cyril Court, causing heavy smoke inside the building. The building is more than 100 years old, and contains 48 units.

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Fire officials said the fire was contained to the 9th floor, and was extinguished by about 11:45 a.m. Firefighters had to use a fire escape to attack the fire.

A mother and two children on the 13th floor were taken to Jackson Park Hospital in good condition for smoke inhalation.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.