One person was injured and about a dozen displaced by a fire that broke out in a three-story apartment building in Uptown this morning, authorities said.
Emergency crews were called to the building in the 4700 block of North Winthrop Avenue about 10:05 a.m., said Chicago Fire Department spokesman Will Knight. One person was taken to Weiss Memorial Hospital in good condition following the fire, he said.
The fire was on the third floor of the building, according to the fire department's news office. Firefighters were on the roof of the building when the entire top floor became "engulfed in flames," Ald. James Cappelman, 46th, said in a Tweet.
Fire crews were able to declare the fire out by about 11 a.m., according to the fire department.
The fire displaced 11 people, said Chicago Police Department News Affairs Officer Michael Sullivan.
The Red Cross of Greater Chicagoland helped 10 people displaced by the fire, giving them assistance with food, clothing and shelter, said Red Cross spokeswoman Patricia Kemp.
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