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Rescues at Chicago 2-alarm high-rise fire

District Chief Kelly Burns said initial firefighters had to fight tremendous amounts of smoke, heat to reach the fire apartment

By Deanese Williams-Harris
Chicago Tribune

CHICAGO — A 2-11 fire alarm was called Friday morning at a high-rise building on Foster Avenue in the Edgewater neighborhood, Chicago Fire Department officials said.

The fire broke out shortly before 8:20 a.m. at a building located at 1020 W. Foster Ave., where officials reported heavy fire on the 6th floor.

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