Chicago high-rise fire leaves one dead, eight injured

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By Brendan O’Brien CHICAGO (Reuters) – A fast-moving fire on Wednesday spread to nine floors of a high-rise apartment building on Chicago’s South Side, killing one person and injuring eight, including a firefighter, officials said. The blaze began on the 15th floor of the Harper Square Cooperative about 10 a.m. (1600 GMT) and spread vertically, Chicago Fire Department officials said in a news briefing. “It was a fast-moving fire vertically, and it was tough staying ahead of it,” Deputy Fire Commissioner Marc Ferman said. One person died in the blaze and eight people were taken to hospitals wit…

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