Plymouth Court fire

Crews pick up their equipment after a firefighter was injured putting down a fire in a apartment building at 1169 S. Plymouth Court in Chicago. (Michael Tercha, Chicago Tribune / August 13, 2014)

A woman suffered smoke inhalation this morning in an extra-alarm fire at a four-story building in the  South Loop.

Chicago firefighters and paramedics were called shortly before 8 a.m. to a building in the 1100 block of South Plymouth Court and discovered a fire on the third floor, said Chicago Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford.

A mayday was called at the scene when a firefighter ran out of oxygen, and the fire was raised to a 2-11 alarm, said Langford. He was not injured.

"He just ran out of air," said Langford. "They had to get him out of there."

A woman was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital with smoke inhalation. She was reportedly in good condition, Langford said.

Langford said the fire did not spread because the resident of the third-floor unit had closed the door after leaving, something firefighters always ask people to do in a fire.

"Don't keep the door open," said Langford.

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