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7 Chicago FFs injured at house fire

4 were blown off a porch in a possible flashover, Chicago Fire Department Commissioner Annette Nance-Holt said

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By Leila Merrill

CHICAGO — Seven Chicago firefighters were injured Saturday in a house fire, multiple news outlets have reported. Four firefighters were blown off the home’s porch, officials said.

Fire officials said a flashover may have happened.

Chicago Fire Department Commissioner Annette Nance-Holt said that four firefighters were forcing entry into the home in the Roseland neighborhood when the incident happened, NBC 5 reported and someone at the scene made a mayday call.

The four were transported to Advocate Christ Medical Center.

Three other firefighters who were in the home got out safely. They were taken to OSF Little Company of Mary Medical Center.

Heavy smoke came from the second floor, and some firefighters had minor burns or orthopedic injuries, CNN reported.

Nance-Holt said that the home’s resident evacuated before firefighters arrived, and the fire is under investigation.