In this frame grab made from WGN-TV, Chicago firefighters work to save firefighters that were trapped when a wall collapsed Wednesday Dec. 22, 2010 in Chicago's South Side while they were fighting a blaze at an abandoned commercial building. Fire Media Affairs Director Larry Langford confirmed that firefighters were unaccounted for at the scene on Chicago's South Side and that rescue crews were working to save them. (AP Photo/Courtesy WGN-TV)
CHICAGO (AP) - Chicago fire crews worked frantically to rescue four of their fellow firefighters, who became trapped when a wall collapsed while they were battling a blaze at an abandoned commercial building.
The department sent out a "mayday" call early Wednesday when the firefighters were unaccounted for at the scene on the city’s South Side.
Three of the firefighters were pulled from the rubble while dozens of rescue workers continued their search for the fourth firefighter. Fire officials say that firefighter was eventually found and everyone is now accounted for.
There’s no word yet on the firefighters’ conditions.
Tuesday is the 100th anniversary of the Union Stock Yards fire, which killed 21 Chicago firefighters.