Jan. 29--A woman jumped from a window and three other people were injured in a fire that broke out in the South Austin neighborhood Tuesday morning, authorities said.
"When they got here, there was one woman who jumped from the second floor," said Chicago Fire Department District Deputy Chief Don Hroma on the scene.
The 30-year-old woman was taken to John H. troger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County in serious-to-critical condition, according to the fire department. Three other people, two teen-aged girls and a man, were taken to hospitals in fair-to-serious condition.
The fire started around 4 a.m. in the 1000 block of North Leamington Avenue, officials said. Firefighters encountered heavy smoke in the front and heavy fire on the back porches, Hroma said.
The cause of the fire was under investigation, but Hroma said the building did not have gas service. Seven children and two adults were displaced, Hroma said.
The fire also spread to a neighboring building, but no one there was expected to be displaced.