Two Chicago police officers were among three people injured late Monday while responding to an apartment fire on the city’s North Side.
Around 9:15 p.m. Monday, authorities responded to a call of a fire in the 3800 block of North Fremont Street in the city’s Lake View neighborhood, according to Chicago police and fire officials.
Firefighters were able to extinguish the fire, located on the third floor of a five-story building, fairly quickly, Chicago fire officials said.
Authorities said two male Chicago police officers were injured in the blaze. One suffered smoke inhalation and was taken to Illinois Masonic Medical Center, while the other was transferred Stroger Hospital’s burn unit, according to Chicago police.
A dramatic police escort accompanied an ambulance that transferred the second officer overnight, and a large police presence remained at Stroger as officers awaited word on one of their own.
The conditions of both officers were stabilized, officials said. A third victim, a 34-year-old female occupant of the apartment, was also taken to Illinois Masonic for smoke inhalation and was listed in good condition, according to Chicago police.
Further details were not immediately available and the cause of the fire remains under investigation.