Chicago fought a 5-11 Alarm fire with a Haz Mat Level I on the north side overnight and into Sunday afternoon. Tim Olk, Steve Redick, and Larry Shapiro took in the warehouse fire and will have many images plus video footage to share tonight and tomorrow. Until the images and videos are ready, below is an excerpt from the Chicago Tribune along with two images when Steve Redick arrived at the scene.
An extra-alarm fire on the Northwest Side early Sunday morning destroyed much of a four-story brick building and brought more than 200 firefighters and paramedics to the scene, according to the Chicago Fire Department.
Crews battled the 5-11 alarm blaze in the 2600 block of West Nelson Street in the Avondale neighborhood for hours until it was finally struck out about 9:30 a.m. Some crews are expected to stay on the scene for much fo the rest of the day.
It’s not clear what caused the fire, which started before 2 a.m. and had spread through the top three floors of the multi-use building and caused the north wall and some of the floors to collapse.The blaze also prompted a hazardous material response.
The Tribune article is HERE.