Three Chicago fighters injured battling blaze

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CHICAGO (AP) — Three Chicago firefighters have been injured while battling a fire in the city’s West Englewood neighborhood.

CHICAGO (AP) — Three Chicago firefighters have been injured while battling a fire in the city’s West Englewood neighborhood.

Fire Commissioner Robert Hoff says two firefighters suffered face, hands and respiratory burns. He said one is in critical condition and the other in serious condition. Hoff would not release the names of the victims because relatives haven’t been notified.

A third firefighter was hospitalized Thursday due to exhaustion from fighting the blaze in a wood-frame house.

Fire Department Chief Kevin MacGregor says the two most seriously injured firefighters were taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn. Hoff says they will be transferred to the burn unit at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood.

Authorities say the fire displaced eight residents.

Hoff says the cause of the fire hasn’t been determined.

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.

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