CHICAGO (STMW) — A car caught on fire at an apartment high-rise early Thursday in the Near North Side neighborhood.
Firefighters responded to the incident about 3 a.m. in the 900 block of North Lake Shore Drive, said police News Affairs Officer Hector Alfaro. The vehicle – which was parked in the basement – sent smoke through the building’s ventilation shaft, Alfaro added.
A 2-year-old boy was transported to Lurie Children’s Hospital in good condition and is expected to be released later Thursday, Alfaro said. Police added the measure was for “precautionary reasons.”
Meanwhile, a spokeswoman for Chicago Fire Media Affairs said some people “self-evacuated” the building.
The fire was struck out about an hour later, authorities said.
How the car caught on fire was not immediately known early Thursday.
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