CHICAGO (CBS) — Crews rushed a Chicago firefighter to the hospital after he was overcome by smoke while battling a fire in the Gresham.
The fire started on 76th and Paulina. 99 firefighters worked to put out the flames at the vacant apartment building, but the fire also spread to an attic at a neighboring bungalow house.READ MORE: Deliberations For Former DePaul Student Accused Of Assisting ISIS Resume Monday
No one was home at the time because the house is being rehabbed.READ MORE: Ed's Driveway: Jeep Grand Wagoneer
The deputy district fire chief said the firefighter suffered smoke inhalation but should be fine.MORE NEWS: Chicago Police Warning Residents Of Recent Carjackings In Grand Crossing
Firefighters say the apartment building caught fire in the back, but it’s not clear how it started.