Breaking News: Hotel fire forces a man to jump from top floor

A man was seriously injured after he jumped from a window when fire broke out in the top floor of a single occupancy hotel on the Near West Side this morning, officials said.The fire broke out shortly after 8 a.m. on the fourth floor of the Royalton Hotel in the 1800 block of West Jackson Boulevard, according to the Chicago Fire Department. A man who lived on the floor suffered burns and injuries from the fall, fire officials said.
Chicago Tribune:

He was taken to John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County in critical condition, officials said.

  • 1800 W Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL, 60612, United States

At least five ambulances were sent to the scene.

The cause of the fire was under investigation.

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