Chicago hotel fire injures 4, including 1 jumper

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Posted: Nov 15, 2014 11:19 AM

CHICAGO (AP) — Authorities say a woman escaping from a fire at a hotel on Chicago's West Side jumped from a third-floor window and was injured.

Chicago Fire Cmdr. Frank Velez told The Associated Press that the woman who jumped from the window of the JR Plaza Hotel on Saturday was on the ground and talking when firefighters arrived. He says she was taken to a hospital and is in stable condition, and that three other people suffered from smoke inhalation.

Crews extinguished the fire in about 20 minutes.

The four-story hotel is a single-room occupancy hotel with many permanent residents. Velez says about 25 adults were displaced from their homes. The American Red Cross is working to relocate them.

Fire investigators are trying to determine the cause of the fire.