CHICAGO (CBS) — A mother and two children were taken to the hospital on Thursday, after Chicago firefighters extinguished a smoky extra-alarm fire at a high-rise apartment building in the South Shore neighborhood.
The fire started around 11 a.m. at a high-rise at 7145 S. Cyril Ct, causing heavy smoke inside the building. The building is more than 100 years old, and contains 48 units.
Fire Department officials said the fire was contained to the 9th floor, and was extinguished by about 11:45 a.m. Firefighters had to use a fire escape to attack the fire.
7145 Cyril ct. 2 11. Fire on floor 9. Appears to be confined at this time. Interior attack underway. Water on fire. Heavy smoke. Fire is under control. pic.twitter.com/bViT1H5sTV
— Chicago Fire Media (@CFDMedia) July 22, 2021
Fire Department officials said a mother and two children who sheltered in place on the 13th floor during the fire later sought treatment for smoke inhalation, and were being taken to Jackson Hospital & Medical Center in good condition.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.