- A Chicago police officer and a resident of an Uptown apartment building were hospitalized Thursday from a fire in the building.
The fire occurred just before noon in a fifth floor apartment at the Lawrence House, a high-rise apartment building at 1020 W. Lawrence Ave., according to Fire Media Affairs.
The small fire was quickly extinguished, but a police officer and resident were taken to hospitals with smoke inhalation, according to Fire Media. The police officer was taken to Swedish Covenant Hospital, while the resident was taken to Weiss Memorial Hospital.
And of course, the requisite ignorance from the local aldercreature:
- Uptown neighborhood Ald. James Cappleman (46th) who was at the scene of the fire, Tweeted, “I’m very thankful today for our great Fire Department!”
Not to take anything away from the firefighters, but seeing as how a Police Officer is the only one going to the hospital, on Thanksgiving no less, You're Welcome Cappleman,