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Man critical after Evanston apartment fire


Updated: May 12, 2013 6:37AM

A 56-year-old Evanston man was in critical condition after he was rescued from an apartment fire late Sunday.

The man was found after firefighters forced their way into a second-floor apartment in a courtyard building at 730 Noyes St., said Dwight Hohl, the department’s media information officer.

The man, who wasn’t identified, suffered third-degree burns and smoke inhalation, Hohl said. Paramedics administered life support and the man was taken to Evanston NorthShore Hospital in critical condition, Hohl said.

The fire was reported about 11:25 p.m. at the building, a three-story courtyard complex west of the Northwestern University campus.

The fire was contained to the victim’s apartment but the apartment immediately below it sustained some damage, Hohl said. The Red Cross helped the first-floor resident find temporary housing.

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