Five Chicago firefighters were hurt while responding to a large blaze Saturday afternoon in Roseland on the Far South Side.
The fire broke out about 3:15 p.m. near 112th Street and Princeton Avenue, fire officials said.
While fighting the fire, officials said they believe a “flashover” event occurred, which happens when a fire rapidly develops to ignite all combustible materials in a room, according to the National Fire Protection Association.
None of the injuries were believed to be life-threatening, but all five members were taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn and Little Company of Mary Medical Center in Evergreen Park for treatment and observation, fire officials said.
A sixth firefighter was being evaluated at the scene of the fire to determine if hospitalization was necessary, fire officials said.
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