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Firefighters battle extra-alarm fire in Morgan Park

Chicago firefighters respond fire 2000 block West 111th Street Chicago Ill. Saturday November 24 2012. | Andrew A. Nelles~Sun-Times Media

Chicago firefighters respond to a fire on the 2000 block of West 111th Street in Chicago, Ill., on Saturday, November 24, 2012. | Andrew A. Nelles~Sun-Times Media

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Updated: November 25, 2012 6:26PM



Firefighters were battling an extra-alarm blaze in the Far South Side Morgan Park neighborhood Saturday afternoon.

The 3-11 alarm blaze at the five-story building was being fought at 2030 W. 111th St. as of about 2:50 p.m., according to dispatch reports.

A Mayday call, for a firefighter in distress, was called at one point, but according to unconfirmed reports the firefighter it was called for was found uninjured.

Two civilians were treated on the scene but there were no transports as of late Saturday afternoon, fire department officials said.

The fire was on the fourth and fifth floors of the apartment building, according to dispatch reports.

A 3-11 alarm sends 12 engines, four trucks, two tower ladders, five battalion chiefs, one deputy district chief, one district chief, a deputy fire commissioner, a command van and an ambulance to the scene.



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