CHICAGO (CBS) — Two people were found dead and one other was injured in an extra-alarm fire Thursday morning in the South Austin neighborhood.
Police said the fire started around 9:15 a.m. at a home on the 500 block of North Lawler Avenue.READ MORE: COVID-19 In Illinois: Two More Mass Vaccination Sites To Open Thursday; 2,104 New Coronavirus Cases, 44 More Deaths
Chicago Fire Department officials said one person jumped from the burning building and was taken to Stroger Hospital with a broken leg.
A man and a woman later were found dead inside the home, which partially collapsed during the blaze.READ MORE: Lightfoot, CPD Announce Changes To Search Warrant Policies; Police To Begin Tracking Wrong Raids Resulting From Faulty Information
A 2-11 alarm was called for the fire, bringing in additional manpower and equipment to help extinguish the flames.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.MORE NEWS: Family Praying For Recovery Of 11-Year-Old Ny-Andra Dyer, Shot In The Face At West Pullman Gas Station; 'I Just Need A Miracle'
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