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One Hurt, 24 Displaced In Extra-Alarm Fire

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CHICAGO (STMW) - One person was injured and 24 people were displaced — including five children — during an extra alarm fire early Saturday in the Austin neighborhood.

Firefighters responded at 12:30 a.m. to a fire at a three-story brick apartment building at 32 N. Mason Ave, Fire Media Affairs spokesman Quention Curtis said.

The blaze was elevated to a still-and-box alarm at 12:33 a.m. and raised to a two-alarm fire at 12:50 a.m., Curtis said.

One person suffered minor smoke inhalation and was sent to West Suburban Medical Center in Oak Park, Curtis said.

The American Red Cross of Greater Chicago was called to provide assistance to 19 adults and five children, spokesman Gerry Holmes said.

The fire was extinguished at 1:48 a.m.

A two-alarm fire sends four engines, two trucks, one tower ladder, two battalion chiefs and one district chief to the scene.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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