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McKinley park fire appears to injure Chicago firefighter as flames shot through roof of McKinley Park home

CHICAGO (WLS) — Firefighters appeared to have a close call early Saturday morning on Chicago’s Southwest Side, when flames could be seen shooting through the roof of a home where they were fighting a blaze.

Chicago firefighters responded to a reported fire about 1 a.m. in the 2400-block of West 34th Street in McKinley Park.

It appeared to be a difficult blaze to extinguish, as firefighters could be seen dodging flames shooting through the building’s roof, and one firefighter appeared to fall while coming down a ladder. He was seen being taken to an ambulance in a neck brace, witnesses said.

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Everyone inside the home, including some pets, got out safely.

Chicago fire officials did not immediately provide additional information about the firefighter’s condition or what might have started the fire.

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