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Residents rescued from fire at Humboldt Park building

Firefighters rescued four people from a burning building in the Humboldt Park neighborhood on Friday morning.

The fire was in a 2-story brick building at 2659 W. North Ave., according to Fire Media Affairs. The building has businesses on the first floor and residences on the second floor, Fire Media spokesman Will Knight said.

Firefighters assigned to Truck 28 made rescues of four people from a second-floor window, Knight said. Three of those who rescued were able to walk away, while one other person was looked at on the scene by paramedics, but refused transport to a hospital.

No other injuries were reported.

The still-and-box alarm fire was extinguished about 8:30 a.m., Knight said.

The CTA’s No. 72 North Avenue bus was rerouted in both directions in the area of North and California until about 9:30 a.m. because of the fire department activity, according to a CTA rider alert.



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