Chicago Fire Department calls for ‘mass casualty bus’ after explosion at residential building

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Firefighters responded to reports of an explosion in Chicago on Tuesday, finding one car crushed under rubble with bricks covering the street.

The Chicago Fire Department has yet to announce a cause for the blast. First responders have reportedly requested 10 ambulances to the scene, and six people have already been transported to the hospital, with “several” in critical condition.

Multiple fire engines have responded to the scene, but images do not appear to show an active blaze. The CFD says a “mass casualty EMS bus” is now en route.

Firefighters are working to evacuate the building adjacent to the one where the explosion occurred, which is on the west side of the city.

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Rubble covers cars and a street following an explosion in Chicago. (Chicago Fire Department)

Rubble covers cars and a street following an explosion in Chicago. (Chicago Fire Department) (Chicago Fire Department)

Chicago Fire Department responds to an explosion. Several people have been injured. (Chicago Fire Department).

Chicago Fire Department responds to an explosion. Several people have been injured. (Chicago Fire Department). (Chicago Fire Department)

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Officials with the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) and the Chicago Police Department bomb squad are also on the scene.

“There are six transports from Central & West End,” the CFD wrote in a statement regarding those injured. “1 red & 1 yellow to Loyola(2 males); 2 yellow to Sinai(1F & 1M); 1 F yellow to West Sub; 1 red M to Sinai.”

Red and yellow refer to the severity of injuries, with red being critical.

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Firefighters say the first building has partially collapsed.

This is a developing story. Check back soon for updates.

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