Fire during Chicago’s John Hancock Center Injures 5

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Flames and fume billowed from a John Hancock Center on Saturday afternoon in Chicago.

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CHICAGO — A glow pennyless out Saturday afternoon on a 50th building of a John Hancock Center, one of this city’s tallest skyscrapers, though was fast brought underneath control. Chicago Fire Department officials pronounced 5 people, including a military officer, postulated teenager injuries.

John McNicholas, a emissary glow commissioner, pronounced a glow had been contained within a half-hour. He pronounced a injuries enclosed fume transformation and a disfigured ankle.

The 100-story Hancock building includes offices, residential units and a rooftop regard rug that is one of a many renouned traveller destinations here. The building stands on Michigan Avenue, one of a busiest streets in a city, and a glow drew scores of spectators, many station behind barricades that had been put adult along a path for a annual lights festival parade.

For a time, abandon and fume billowed out of a top floors as a solid sleet fell. No fume or glow was manifest on a reduce floors, and people continued selling during a Best Buy and North Face stores on a belligerent turn even as firefighters worked above them.

Mr. McNicholas pronounced that a fire’s means remained underneath review and that crews designed to pierce their glow trucks off Michigan Avenue in time for a march Saturday night.