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Police Officer, Resident Injured In Uptown Apartment Fire

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CHICAGO (STMW) – A Chicago police officer and a resident of an Uptown apartment building were hospitalized Thursday from a fire in the building.

The fire occurred just before noon in a fifth floor apartment at the Lawrence House, a high-rise apartment building at 1020 W. Lawrence Ave., according to Fire Media Affairs.

The small fire was quickly extinguished, but a police officer and resident were taken to hospitals with smoke inhalation, according to Fire Media. The police officer was taken to Swedish Covenant Hospital, while the resident was taken to Weiss Memorial Hospital.

The CTA’s No. 151 bus has been rerouted around the scene of the fire, according to the CTA. The buses were being rerouted in both directions via Sheridan, Foster, Marine Drive, Wilson, and Sheridan, because of the fire department activity.

Uptown neighborhood Ald. James Cappleman (46th) who was at the scene of the fire, Tweeted, “I’m very thankful today for our great Fire Department!”

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2012. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)