CHICAGO (CBS) — Four people were hospitalized Thursday morning, after a fire at a nursing home in unincorporated Cook County near Des Plaines.
The fire started around 8:20 a.m. at Ballard Respiratory and Rehabilitation Center, at 9300 Ballard Rd.READ MORE: Deandre Binion Charged With Shooting 21-Month-Old Kayden Swann In Lake Shore Drive Road Rage Attack
North Maine Fire Protection District officials said the fire was contained to a single unit at the nursing home, and the building’s sprinkler system extinguished the flames by the time firefighters arrived.READ MORE: All City-Run Mass Vaccination Sites In Chicago To Open For Walk-Ins Starting Friday As Supply Catches Up To Demand
Cook County Sheriff’s officials said four people were taken to the hospital. Three were seniors who suffered smoke inhalation injuries. One was an employee who suffered a sprained ankle while moving other seniors away from the fire.
Ten people living in the same wing were relocated to another part of the building, due to smoke and water damage.MORE NEWS: 1,250 New COVID-19 Cases In Indiana Thursday
The cause of the fire was under investigation.