CHICAGO (CBS) — Four people are hospitalized following a fire in the Englewood neighborhood Sunday morning.
The fire broke out around 7:30 a.m. at a home in the 5500 block of South Shields Avenue just south of Garfield Boulevard.
Firefighters arrived to find flames coming from one structure. Everyone inside made it out, but the fire also spread to a building next door.
There were no problems getting water because of the cold weather, but the fire was still tricky to put out.
“It got up into the walls, got up into the attic, and it was on the first and second floors,” said Chicago Fire Department Deputy District Chief John Giordano. “(There was) extensive fire in the exposure buildings.”
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All four of the people taken to the hospital are expected to recover. Nine other people were looking for a place to stay late Sunday.
There was no word late Sunday on the cause of the fire.
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