Investigators to look into cause of deadly Chicago fire that spread to multiple floors of high-rise

  • Source: WLS-TV ABC 7 Chicago
  • Published: 01/26/2023 12:00 AM

VIDEOS: Chicago firefighters were back on the scene of a deadly high-rise fire early Thursday morning, and investigators are expected to start trying to determine a cause of the blaze. One woman died and nine others were hurt in the incident, including a firefighter, at an apartment building on South Lake Park Avenue Wednesday morning. The fire broke out in the 15th floor of the 25-story Harper Square Co-Op building in the 4800-block of South Lake Park Avenue just after 10 a.m. Wind caused the fire to spread very quickly, going vertically from floor to floor all the way up to the 24th floor. It took hundreds of firefighters to knock out the flames, and the elevators were out, so all of the equipment had to be lifted up manually. One woman was killed, found on the 15th floor. Eight other residents were injured.


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