Firefighters extinguish 3-alarm fire in Ravenswood neighborhood, one injured – Chicago Tribune



Firefighters extinguish 3-alarm fire in Ravenswood neighborhood, one injured – Chicago Tribune

An extra-alarm fire erupted early Saturday at an auto-repair business in the Ravenswood neighborhood on the North Side causing extensive damage to three buildings, Chicago Fire Department officials said.

Shortly after 5 a.m., firefighters were called to the scene in the 5000 block of North Clark Street, said Chicago Fire Department Deputy District Chief Walter Schroeder.

At some point, the blaze began to spread to adjacent buildings, causing the alarm to be elevated to a 3-11, which brought more equipment and firefighters to the scene, the chief said.

When the roof of one building collapsed, power and gas lines were shut down while firefighters worked to extinguish the blaze, Chief Schroeder said.

As of Saturday at noon, firefighters had finished addressing hot spots, and firefighters had left the scene after they completed an extensive overhaul of the structures.

The American Red Cross helped those who live in above apartments that may have experienced smoke and water damage.

It wasn’t clear if anyone was displaced.

Traffic in the area was earlierl shut down and at least one person who was affected by high CO readings and smoke was taken to Weiss Memorial Hospital, he said.

The cause of the massive fire was under investigation.


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