07/28/2010

Chicago cops save five from burning building

Because of the officers' quick actions, only a 56-year-old woman was treated for smoke inhalation

By Rosemary Sobol
The Chicago Sun-Times

When Chicago Police Officers Manny Espinoza and Kevin Cunningham arrived at a CHA public housing complex on the Near West Side, a fire was spreading quickly inside.

"There was heavy black smoke coming from apartment No. 1 on the bottom floor," Espinoza said. "We saw the tenant near the door; we pulled her out. She was really hysterical."

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