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.

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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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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.

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The fire is under investigation, fire officials said.

CBS 2 Chicago Staff