Two People Rescued From Fire at High Rise Apartment Building

The fire was contained, and its cause remains under investigation.

By Sonia Schlesinger

A 64-year-old woman and a 67-year-old man were rescued from a fire in a 17-story apartment building at 5421 South Cornell Avenue on Tuesday night.

Both were sent to Stroger Hospital, though only one was injured. The extent of their injuries is unknown.

The fire occurred in the bedroom unit of a 10th-floor apartment at approximately 10:30 p.m. It did not spread to the rest of the apartment, and was extinguished in less than an hour. The building was not evacuated and no residents have been displaced as a result. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.