By CBS 2 Chicago Staff

CHICAGO (CBS) — Firefighters rescued two children Tuesday morning while responding to a fire at a two-story apartment building in southwest suburban Tinley Park.

Tinley Park Fire Chief Forest Reeder said firefighters responded to the fire late Tuesday morning on the first floor of a four-unit apartment building on the 6500 block of West 173rd Place.

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Firefighters found two children on the second floor, and got them out through a bedroom window using ladders, according to Reeder.

Medics treated the children at the scene.

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Orland Park and Oak Forest firefighters helped extinguish the fire, which left the building uninhabitable, displacing four families.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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