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CO Leak and Fire in Chicago High-Rises

Five taken to hospital after incidents in high-rise apartment buildings

 

Five people were transported to the hospital after a fire and CO leak at a Chicago high-rise apartment building. (Chicago Fire Department photo, Twitter)

 

HighRise Ops Staff

CHICAGO, Illinois – A carbon monoxide leak and a fire at two Chicago high-rises sent five people to hospitals on Tuesday according to the Chicago Sun-Times.

Firefighters responded to 4541 North Sheridan Road for high carbon monoxide readings.

Firefighters found a faulty furnace.

Four people were taken to the hospital for treatment.

Approximately 30 minutes later, firefighters responded to a small fire in an apartment at 4945 North Sheridan Road.

The fire was quickly extinguished.

One person was taken to the hospital with a minor burn injury.

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