Cops: South Shore Blaze ‘Possibly Electrical’

CHICAGO (STMW) — The cause of an extra-alarm high-rise fire that injured two people late Saturday in the South Shore community was not suspicious, police said Sunday.

A police Bomb & Arson Section sergeant said the cause of the blaze, which the fire department said happened at a high rise at 6930 S. South Shore Dr., was not suspicious.

It was “possibly electrical,” the sergeant said of the cause. It started in one apartment and did not spread to any others, according to the sergeant. “It doesn’t look criminal in nature.”

A 2-11 alarm was called at about 11:45 p.m. for the fire on the second floor of the high-rise according to Fire Media Affairs.

Two adults were injured and taken to South Shore Hospital, one in serious condition and the other with minor injuries, Fire Media Affairs said.

The 2-11 alarm was canceled at 12:10 a.m.

A 2-11 alarm sends at least eight engines, four trucks, two tower ladders, five battalion chiefs, a district chief, a deputy district chief, a squad company, an ambulance and the Command Van to the scene.

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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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