No injuries in Stone Park grocery store fire

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No cause has been given for a fire that broke out in a grocery store in suburban Stone Park late Tuesday morning.

The fire started in the potato chip aisle of the Durango Supermercado on North Mannheim Road, and eventually broke through the roof of the second floor.

When a smoke alarm activated, manager Jose Rivera said he tried to put out the fire with an extinguisher but the fire worsened and the extinguisher ran out of its contents.

There are four apartments on the second floor of the building, and residents escaped without injury.

Everyone in the store also escaped injury as firefighters from up to 20 departments arrived and allowed what’s called a “free burn” until it was safe for them to enter the building.

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2 comments

  • Concerned Mom

    My son is a Paramedic at the scene of this fire. Pray for the safety of all the first responders and citizens involved.

  • John Doe

    The Durango gorcery store was the business that was affected. Prayers to those who were and are currently at the scene.