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Chicago firefighters battle 3-alarm warehouse, pallet blaze

Firefighters faced a large number of burning pallets at a Back of Yards warehouse loading dock

By Deanese Williams-Harris
Chicago Tribune

CHICAGO — Chicago firefighters were on the scene chasing hot spots at a furniture warehouse where an extra-alarm fire broke out overnight in the Back of the Yards neighborhood, officials said.

Firefighters and police responded shortly before 10:45 p.m. Wednesday to a warehouse in the 4200 block of South Ashland Avenue. Fire officials said a large amount of pallets were burning on the loading dock area, and the building contained furniture and more pallets.

Eventually, the extra-alarm fire was struck out, and no injuries were reported, officials said.

The cause of the blaze was under investigation.

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