May 30, 2023

An apartment fire that injured six people on the South Side of Chicago Wednesday night was set by an angered girlfriend who lit her boyfriend’s couch on fire following an argument, police said.

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Chicago firefighters rescued several people from a fire in a four-story apartment building Wednesday night in the South Shore neighborhood. Six people were injured, including one child. | NVP New video

Officers called to the scene spoke with an injured man who told them his girlfriend had set his couch on fire after the two had a fight, police said.

Six people, including a child, were injured when heavy flames spread from a single apartment to a hallway of the four-story building. The fire broke out around 10 p.m. CFD Firefighters helped people out of the building, and six of them were taken to hospitals. None of the injuries were considered serious.

Video from Chicago Tribune below:,0,3091608.htmlstory?freewheel=90921&sitesection=sechicagotribune&VID=24941301


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