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One Hurt In Extra-Alarm Blaze In Abandoned Lawndale Building

Chicago firefighters respond to an extra-alarm blaze in an abandoned building at 1433 S. Kenneth Ave. on Thursday. (Credit: Chicago Fire Department)

Chicago firefighters respond to an extra-alarm blaze in an abandoned building at 1433 S. Kenneth Ave. on Thursday. (Credit: Chicago Fire Department)

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CHICAGO (STMW) – One person was taken to a hospital Thursday morning from a fire at an abandoned apartment building in the West Side Lawndale neighborhood.

The 2-11 alarm fire occurred at a 3-story apartment building at 1433 S. Kenneth Ave. about 5:45 a.m., according to Fire Media Affairs.

One person, in fair to serious condition, was taken to Loretto Hospital with asthma-related symptoms, according to Fire Media Affairs.

A 2-11 alarm sends at least 8 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.

The fire was extinguished about 7:30 a.m.

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