DEVELOPING: At least one person has died and seven others were injured in a Chicago high rise building fire Wednesday, according to officials.
The Chicago Fire Department responded to a fire that started at 10 a.m. on the 15th floor of the Harper Square Cooperative residential building in Kenwood.
Ald. Sophia King told CBS 2 the fire spread to nine floors and said the injured included a firefighter and an elderly woman in the complex that has a large number of seniors.
🚨#BREAKING: Numerous people trapped as fire engulfs high rise building— R A W S A L E R T S (@rawsalerts) January 25, 2023
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Dozens of firefighters are battling a massive fire that has spread to multiple floors of high-rise building officials are reporting one dead with 6 people have been injured in the fire pic.twitter.com/9DKmPuKRMr
Breaking: There is a major high rise fire in the Kenwood area of Chicago, Illinois. pic.twitter.com/zqQrDP5E3F— PM Breaking News (@PMBreakingNews) January 25, 2023
The irony of me getting ready to shoot a scene on Chicago Fire and this is happening outside my bedroom… I pray no one got hurt. pic.twitter.com/J1lOo8hMv3— Countess of Kenwood (@chowbelle) January 25, 2023
The fire was struck out around 12:30 p.m. but crews continue to clean up hot spots in the building.
The cause of the fire remains unknown.