CHICAGO (WLS) — A fire in Chicago’s South Side Bridgeport neighborhood Friday morning left six firefighters injured.
The fire broke out about 7:15 a.m. in a building near 27th Street and Lowe Avenue.
At least one Chicago firefighter was seen being taken from the scene on a stretcher, condition unknown.
Chicago fire officials said at least four firefighters were being taken to get medical care, but their injuries did not appear to be life threatening.
CFD spokesman Larry Langford said the firefighters suffered from some burns and falls.
Check out additional video footage here: https://abc7chicago.com/chicago-fire-bridgeport-27th-and-lowe-firefighter-hurt/10353526/
DRAMATIC VIDEO OF FIREFIGHTER JUMPING TO SAFETY: https://wgntv.com/news/chicago-news/fire-crews-battle-massive-fire-in-chicagos-bridgeport/
CHICAGO — Unbelievable video from WGN News’ Skycam 9 captured a firefighter jumping to safety while battling a massive fire in Chicago’s Bridgeport neighborhood.
A mayday call was issued after an extra-alarm fire started around 7 a.m. Friday at a building in the 2700 block of South Lowe. Power lines in the area were catching fire, causing a bigger problem for firefighters to control the flames.
When Skycam 9 arrived to the scene, fire crews were seen sliding down a ladder from the roof as smoke overtook the area. One firefighter, who was stranded on the roof, was captured jumping to the building next door to safety.
According to Chicago fire officials, all crew members are accounted for. At least six firefighters were transported to area hospitals with non life threatening injuries.
The fire was struck just after 8 a.m. Friday. The cause of the fire is under investigation.