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One Critically Hurt In Fire In Evanston

EVANSTON, Ill. (STMW) -- One man was injured and at least one person was displaced from their home late Sunday when a three-story apartment complex caught on fire in Evanston.

Firefighters were called to the 700 block of Noyes Street about 11:24 p.m. and quickly extinguished "heavy" flames in a second-floor apartment, according to a release from the Evanston Fire Department.

A 56-year-old man was rescued from the apartment, suffering from first and second degree burns, as well as smoke inhalation, the release stated. The man was taken to Evanston NorthShore Hospital in critical condition, according to the release.

Flames were contained in the apartment, but the unit below was evacuated due to water damage. The Red Cross found temporary accommodations for the woman who lived in the apartment, according to the relase.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2013. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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