Dec. 21--Two people were injured this morning in a house fire that broke out early this morning in north suburban Highland Park.
Highland Park firefighters were called about 4:25 a.m. to the scene located on the 500 block of Glenview Avenue, according to a press release from the city of Highland Park.
The release said all but one of the residents living at the 2-story home made it outside. Firefighters went into the structure to locate a person who was in the basement of the home, the release said.
"With the help of thermal imaging, we were able to evacuate the victim from the smoke-filled home as quickly as possible and transport the individual to the hospital immediately to receive urgent car," said Fire Chief Patrick Tanner in the release.
The individual who was found suffered smoke inhalation and third-degree burns to his upper body. Another person suffered severe smoke inhalationin the fire, the release said.
Both were taken to Highland Park Hospital and one remains in good condition and the other in critical condition, the release said.
The fire was contained to a room in the the basement were the fire originated, the release said.
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