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Chicago firefighter’s wife, 3 children critically injured in fire

Police said the four victims were taken to various hospitals in critical condition


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UPDATE: Chicago Fire Department spokesman Larry Merritt confirmed to CBS Chicago that the victims are the wife and children of an active firefighter.

By Deanese Williams-Harris
Chicago Tribune

CHICAGO — A 34-year-old woman and three children were injured Tuesday night in a fire that broke out at a residence in the Montclare neighborhood, Chicago police said.

Chicago police and firefighters responded to a fire shortly after 9 p.m. in the 2500 block of North Rutherford Avenue where the woman and three children, a 2-year-old girl, a 7-year-old girl and a 7-year-old boy, suffered smoke inhalation.

Police said they all were taken to various hospitals in critical condition.

The cause of the fire was under investigation.

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