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Firefighter Injured While Battling West Side Fire

Silhouette Of Firefighter. File Photo. (Nate Azark/WBBM)

Silhouette Of Firefighter. File Photo. (Nate Azark/WBBM)

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CHICAGO (STMW) – A firefighter made contact with a downed wire while battling a West Side garage fire Wednesday afternoon but did not require hospitalization, fire officials said.

The fire was reported at 4350 W. Division St. at 2:10 p.m., Fire Media Affairs spokesman Richard Rosado said. The fire was in a “couple of garages and telephone poles,” he said.

A firefighter made contact with a downed wire and was medically evaluated at the scene but did not require hospitalization, Rosado said.

According to unconfirmed dispatch reports, the poles came down when a portion of a roof came off and knocked them over.

Crews remained at the scene at 2:45 p.m.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2010. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)