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Mayday in Chicago. Firefighter fell through floor of vacant building on South Side.

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Pete Nickeas, Chicago Tribune:

A firefighter fell through the floor while battling a blaze at a vacant building on the South Side this morning and was pulled to safety by other firefighters, officials said.

A mayday was called when the firefighter fell through the first floor of the vacant two-story building near Calumet Avenue and Martin Luther King Drive. Other firefighters pulled him out through a basement window, officials said.


Investigators said the firefighter fell through a floor into  the basement of the building at 73rd Street and Martin Luther King Drive.

The man was taken to the University of Chicago Hospital with  a fractured right arm and is expected to be OK. 

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