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Woman Critically Injured After Massive Fire At Hyde Park Condo Building

Several people also were displaced as hundreds of firefighters battled the blaze at the four-story building Tuesday morning, officials said.

Photos from the scene at 5124 S. Kenwood Ave. early Tuesday morning, where more than 250 firefighters worked to put out a blaze that critically injured one person.
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HYDE PARK — A woman was critically hurt and several people were displaced after a three-alarm fire at a Hyde Park condominium building early Tuesday morning brought hundreds of firefighters to the scene, officials said.

Firefighters and police responded to the blaze at 5124 S. Kenwood Ave. around 3:30 a.m. Tuesday, police said. One woman was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center in critical condition, according to police.

About 250 firefighters were on the scene as of about 6:30 a.m., three hours after crews first arrived, according to a tweet from the fire department.

The roof of the four-story roof caved in and the property is unlikely to be habitable after the fire, ABC 7 reported.

“Hoarding conditions” on the second floor were a barrier to firefighters as they tried to get into the building, fire commissioner Annette Nance-Holt said at a press conference. At least eight people have been displaced, Nance-Holt said.

Chicago Fire Department spokespeople did not respond to requests for comment. It was not immediately clear if investigators determined how the fire started.

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