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Elderly woman taken to hospital after Loop apartment fire

An extralarm fire 1169 S. Plymouth Ct. Wednesday August 13 2014 | Brian Jackson/Sun-Times

An extra alarm fire at 1169 S. Plymouth Ct. Wednesday, August 13, 2014 | Brian Jackson/Sun-Times

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Updated: August 13, 2014 11:15AM

An elderly woman was taken to a hospital as a precaution after a blaze in a Loop apartment building Wednesday morning.

Firefighters responded to the blaze on the third floor of an apartment building in the 1100 block of South Plymouth Court at 7:47 a.m., Fire Media Affairs Director Larry Langford said.

One firefighter was temporarily unaccounted for and a mayday was called, but he was quickly found by other firefighters, Langford said. The firefighter was not hurt.

An elderly woman who lives in the apartment where the blaze started was taken to a local hospital as a precaution, Langford said.

The fire was quickly extinguished, and the cause is under investigation.

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