Chicago had a 2-11 Alarm fire overnight at 75th & King Drive.

From the Chicago Tribune:

The fire in the Dollar & Up store, at the southwest corner of East 75th Street and South Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive, was reported at 12:12 a.m., Chicago Fire Department District Chief Tim Sampey said.¬†Firefighters found a “heavy volume of fire” in the store and elevated it to a 2-11 alarm as they worked to keep it from spreading to an adjacent business, Sampey said.

After learning that no one was believed to be inside, firefighters fought in defensive mode, attacking the fire from the outside of the building.

Firefighters kept the flames from spreading to the adjacent Cricket store and extinguished the blaze at 1:30 a.m.

Images from the scene are from Gordon J. Nord, Jr.

heavy smoke pours out of commercial store on fire in Chicago at night

Gordon J. Nord, Jr. photo

Chicago FD Engine 122 working at fire scene Spartan

Gordon J. Nord, Jr. photo

firemen pro water on commercial fire at night

Gordon J. Nord, Jr. photo

chief fire officers in Chicago discuss strategy at fire scene

Gordon J. Nord, Jr. photo

E-ONE ladder truck at night fire scene in Chicago

Gordon J. Nord, Jr. photo

firemen use E-ONE tower ladder to battle commercial fire at night

Gordon J. Nord, Jr. photo

firemen use E-ONE tower ladder to battle commercial fire at night

Gordon J. Nord, Jr. photo

Gordon J. Nord, Jr. photo

Gordon J. Nord, Jr. photo

firemen after fire in retail store

Gordon J. Nord, Jr. photo

thanks Dan

more images from this fire can be viewed at FireScenes.Net

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