By Mary Chappell
CHICAGO (CBS) — One person died and a firefighter was among three others taken to the hospital in critical condition after an apartment building fire in Belmont Central early Thursday, fire officials said.READ MORE: No Changes To Chicago Travel Advisory; Every State Remains On The List For 3rd Week In A Row
Fire crews responded to the apartment, located at 3138 N. Marmora Avenue. The fire appears to have started in the basement of the two-floor apartment building, police said.
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EMSP1, Still & Box, & Mayday @ 3138 N. Marmora have been secured and struck out. Four adult red transports total (this includes 1 Firefighter). Fire is under investigation. NO FURTHER INFO AT THIS TIME (Merritt).
— Chicago Fire Media (@CFDMedia) December 16, 2021
In a press conference outside of Community First Medical Center Emergency Room, fire officials said the firefighter is new to the job, only having been with the department for about a year.
The firefighter was transferred to Loyola University Medical Center Thursday morning, according to fire officials. Another victim was also being transferred, but fire couldn’t confirm where.MORE NEWS: Car Crashes Into Catering Business In Edgewater, Causing Gas Leak
The fire is under investigation, fire officials said.