2 dead, 1 hurt in extra-alarm fire at South Side high-rise

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Two men died and a woman was seriously injured when an extra-alarm fire broke out in a high-rise on South Shore Drive this morning.

All three victims suffered full cardiac arrest, apparently from breathing in smoke, according to Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford.

The two men were taken to University of Chicago Medical Center, where they were pronounced dead, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. Their names were not being released pending notification of family.

The woman was found in the lobby of the building in the 6700 block of South Shore Drive, also in full cardiac arrest, Langford said. Paramedics were able to revive her with CPR and took her to Jackson Park Hospital and Medical Center, Langford said.

A firefighter suffered minor injuries, officials said.

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