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Four firefighters hurt when stairwell collapses in burning building

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Four firefighters were injured when a stairwell collapsed inside a burning Norwood Park home Thursday night on the Northwest Side.

The fire started about 8:15 p.m. in an unoccupied two-story home under rehab in the 5700 block of North Newark Avenue, Fire Media Affairs Director Larry Langford said.

About seven minutes later, three firefighters were climbing a stairwell to the second floor that collapsed, Langford said. The three fell into the basement, as did a fourth firefighter who came to assist.

Firefighters were able to pull all four from the basement and paramedics took them to Resurrection Medical Center in good condition with non-life-threatening injuries, Langford said.

The two-alarm fire was extinguished about 8:50 p.m.

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