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Dec. 22, 2010, Chicago – Authorities in Chicago say two firefighters have been killed and 14 others are injured after battling a blaze at an abandoned commercial building in the city's South Side.

December 22, 2010
By The Associated Press

Dec. 22, 2010, Chicago – Authorities in Chicago say two firefighters have been killed and 14 others are injured after battling a blaze at an abandoned commercial building in the city's South Side.

Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford says the two men who died were among four firefighters buried in debris Wednesday morning
when the building's roof collapsed.

Langford says the injured include firefighters who rushed to rescue those trapped.

Firefighters were battling the blaze at the one-story building when a wall and the roof collapsed.

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Langford says four of those hurt suffered critical injuries but that all 14 are expected to survive.

Wednesday is the 100th anniversary of the Union Stock Yards fire that killed 21 Chicago firefighters.


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