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Firefighters Extinguish Extra-Alarm Fire At South Shore High-Rise; Mother, Two Children Taken To Hospital For Smoke Inhalation

CHICAGO (CBS) -- A mother and two children were taken to the hospital on Thursday, after Chicago firefighters extinguished a smoky extra-alarm fire at a high-rise apartment building in the South Shore neighborhood.

The fire started around 11 a.m. at a high-rise at 7145 S. Cyril Ct, causing heavy smoke inside the building. The building is more than 100 years old, and contains 48 units.

Fire Department officials said the fire was contained to the 9th floor, and was extinguished by about 11:45 a.m. Firefighters had to use a fire escape to attack the fire.

Fire Department officials said a mother and two children who sheltered in place on the 13th floor during the fire later sought treatment for smoke inhalation, and were being taken to Jackson Hospital & Medical Center in good condition.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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