1 injured, building destroyed in Bronzeville fire

One person was injured in a South Side fire that broke out late Monday night.

According to the Chicago Fire Department, firefighters were called to a restaurant in the 300 block of East Pershing Street in city’s Bronzeville neighborhood around 11:00 p.m.

Flames quickly began to spread and the fire was elevated to a 3-11.  Firefighters had the blaze under control by 2:00 a.m. Tuesday morning, but continued to work on it.

One person was taken to Mercy Hospital in good-to-fair condition.

The roof of the building collapsed, but no other injuries were reported.

The fire is under investigation.

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