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Two Firefighters Hurt Battling Calumet Heights Blaze

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CALUMET HEIGHTS, Ill. (STMW) – Two firefighters were injured while battling an attic fire in the South Side Calumet Heights neighborhood Monday evening.

The firefighters were both taken in fair-to-serious condition to Advocate Trinity Hospital, Fire Media Affairs spokesman Quention Curtis said. He said they both suffered dehydration and fatigue.

The blaze broke out about 6:45 p.m. in a 2 ½ story residential building at 9218 S. Manistee Ave., and a still and box alarm was called sending four engines, two trucks and one tower ladder to the scene.

A woman was also treated at the scene and was released, Curtis said. He did not know if she lived at the house, but said firefighters did not pull anyone out of the building.

The fire was extinguished as of 8 p.m.

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