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Fire Rips Through Apartment Building On West Side Of Evanston

EVANSTON, Ill. (CBS) -- A fire broke out Monday afternoon in an apartment building on the west side of Evanston.

The fire swept through a three-story apartment building in the 1600 block of Monroe Street, between Florence and Dewey avenues. Smoke was seen pouring out of the windows of the building.

A total of 12 people from at least three families were displaced by the fire. However, firefighters did say everyone made it out safely – including two dogs and a cat.

One firefighter suffered minor injuries battling the blaze.

What started the fire remained under investigation late Monday.

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