2 Firefighters Injured in High-Rise Blaze in Chicago’s Gold Coast – NBC Chicago

Two Chicago firefighters were injured battling a blaze at a high-rise building in the city’s Gold Coast Wednesday morning.

The fire sparked just before 7:30 a.m. on the 27th floor of a building in the 1200 block of north Lake Shore Drive, according to fire officials.

One firefighter was injured originally but was said to be in good condition.

The department said elevators were stopped and the fire had been put out just minutes later, though hot spots remained.

Soon after, the department tweeted a second firefighter was injured, but further details weren’t immediately released.

Smoke remained “heavy” due to the blaze.

At 8 a.m., a mayday was called for a “firefighter down.”

The injuries come just one day after a fire on the city’s South Side left one firefighter dead and two others injured.

Check back for more on this developing story.