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Firefighter injured in Canaryville fire

The aftermath 2-11 alarm fire  444 E 42nd.  I Sunday July 1 2012 Brian Jackson~Sun-Times

The aftermath of a 2-11 alarm fire at 444 E 42nd. I Sunday, July 1, 2012 Brian Jackson~Sun-Times

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Updated: July 1, 2012 11:28AM

A firefighter suffered heat related injuries during a fire at a home in the South Side Canaryville neighborhood Sunday morning.

Firefighters responded about 7 a.m. to a fire at 444 E. 42nd St. and found the 2½ story home fully engulfed in flames, according to Fire Media Affairs spokeswoman Meg Ahlheim said. The fire was elevated to a 2-11 alarm for manpower relief due to the warm weather conditions.

The fire spread to a two-story residence next door before being extinguished at 7:36 a.m., Ahlheim said.

No one was home during the fire but a firefighter was taken in serious condition to the University of Chicago Medical Center with heat related injuries.

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