Friday, November 16, 2012
A firefighter fell through the floor while battling a blaze at a
vacant building on the South Side this morning and was pulled to safety
by other firefighters, officials said.
The firefighter suffered a
broken right arm and was taken to the University of Chicago Hospitals,
Chicago Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford said. He was treated
A mayday was called when the firefighter fell
through the first floor of the vacant two-story building near Calumet
Avenue and Martin Luther King Drive. Other firefighters pulled him out
through a basement window, officials said.
The fire had started in the basement but was already out, Langford said.
building stretches about half a block, between Calumet Avenue and an
alley to the east. The building's first-floor windows were boarded up.