CHICAGO (STMW) – Three firefighters suffering from heat exhaustion were hospitalized after a house fire in the Englewood neighborhood Saturday afternoon.
Fire Media Affairs Chief Kevin MacGregor said the fire started about 1:15 p.m. at 6934 S. Ada St. and an EMS Plan I — which automatically sends at least five ambulances to the scene — was called also to the scene.
Three male firefighters were hurt, according to MacGregor.
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“All firefighters had heat exhaustion and they were overworked,’’ said MacGregor.
“They were working hard at the fire and their temperatures and pulses were checked and they were elevated to the point that they had to be hospitalized,’’ he said.
Two were taken to Little Company of Mary Hospital and Health Care Centers in Evergreen Park while the third was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, said MacGregor. None were burned or suffered life-threatening injuries, he said.
The fire is out, MacGregor said at 3 p.m.
One of the first 911 calls received was someone who said “the house next door was on fire,’’ according to Englewood District police Lt. Brent Fidler.
Police blocked off the entire 6900 block of South Ada so that multiple pieces of fire department equipment could get through to the blaze, according to the lieutenant.
The cause of the fire was not immediately known.
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