Chicago Tribune Staff Report
Two women were injured in an early morning fire at a retirement hotel in the city's Uptown neighborhood, officials said.
Firefighters took about 45 minutes to battle the blaze confined to a single room on the fifth floor of the 12-story Lawrence House, 1020 W. Lawrence Ave., officials said.
The fire was put out at about 1:30 a.m.
The victims, described as women in their 40s, were taken to Weiss Memorial Hospital in fair-to-serious condition for smoke inhalation injuries, according to Chicago Fire Department spokesman Quention Curtis. Continue Reading