CHICAGO (CBS)– Two people died after a fire in the Back of the Yards neighborhood.
According to the Chicago Fire Department, a fire broke out in the basement of a building located at 1434 West Garfield Boulevard.
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Working fire/EMSPLAN 1 at 1434 W Garfield. Fire in basement. Fire is out. 2 transported to UofC critical condition. pic.twitter.com/Fvp7RVI2ce
— Chicago Fire Media (@CFDMedia) April 16, 2021
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Two victims were taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center in critical condition. Fire officials confirmed the two victims, a man in his 60s and a woman in her 50s, have both died.
A firefighter was treated for minor injuries.
Officials said there were no working smoke detectors.
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This is a developing story.