An 85-year-old and a 67-year-old were taken to hospitals following a fire this morning at a senior housing building in the Bronzeville neighborhood.
The 85-year-old suffered burns to 25 percent of the body and was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in serious-to-critical condition and the 67-year-old was in fair condition and taken to University of Chicago Hospitals, according to the Chicago Fire Department.
Police said the 85-year-old is a man, but the gender of the 67-year old was not available.
The fire started about 10 a.m. in an 8th-floor room of a senior building in the 4900 block of South Cottage Grove Avenue, according to the fire department.
As of 11 a.m., the fire appeared to be under control but a fire department representative could not be reached to confirm.
Six ambulances were sent to the scene when an EMS Plan I was called, according to the fire department. A still and box alarm was also in place.