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15 Displaced & 1 Child Taken To Hospital After Humboldt Park Fire

By Stephen Gossett in News on Mar 2, 2017 9:48PM

950 block of N St. Louis Ave / Google Maps

Fifteen people—including seven children—were displaced after a fire damaged a home in Humboldt Park on Thursday afternoon, according to the Chicago Fire Department.

Crews responded to a call of a fire at around 12:45 p.m. at 953 N. St. Louis Ave., near Augusta Blvd, according to Chicago Fire Media and CFD spokesperson Larry Langford. The blaze was under control shortly after 1 p.m.

The fire caused substantial damage to house, and authorities have not yet determined a cause. "The fire was so extensive, it will take a while to figure out [the source]," Langford told Chicagoist.

The fire extended slightly to an adjacent residence, but damage to the second structure was kept "very minor," Langford said.

A 2-year-old who was in the affected building next door was taken to Norwegian American Hospital, but his injuries are believed to be related to a stomach issue and not caused by the fire, according to the CFD spokesman. No other injuries were reported.

Eight adults and seven children were displaced.