Chicago firefighters knock down 2-alarm fire at vacant building

No firefighters were injured; the cause is under investigation


By Deanese Williams-Harris
The Chicago Tribune

Firefighters responded to an extra-alarm fire this evening in a vacant building on the West Side in the city's Lawndale neighborhood, officials said.

The fire started shortly after 4:30 p.m. at a 2-story vacant apartment building located on the 3500 block of West 16th Street, according to Chicago Fire Department officials. When firefighters arrived, flames were shooting out of the roof, officials said.

A 2-11 alarm was called at the scene requiring more firefighting apparatus and personnel. By 6:24 p.m. the fire had been struck out and no injuries were reported.

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