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Police search for roofing crew that fled fire scene

Firefighters are watching out for hot spots after a massive fire destroyed a strip mall on Chicago’s north side.

The fire broke out Friday afternoon in the 3100 block of West Peterson Avenue.

Officials say it was likely started by roofers who were using torches.

The fire quickly consumed several businesses, forcing crews to attack the fire from the outside, because it was too dangerous to go in.  The roofs of at least two buildings collapsed.

At one point, there were a series of explosions likely caused by propane tanks left on the roof by the workers.  Chicago Police are now trying to track down that crew, which fled the scene after the fire broke out.

It took more than 200 firefighters over two hours to get the fire under control.

No one was hurt, but several businesses were destroyed.

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8 Comments to “Police search for roofing crew that fled fire scene”

    bubba said:
    November 16, 2013 at 7:52 AM

    Probably a bunch of illegals not knowing what the hell there doing.

      Shane said:
      November 16, 2013 at 3:16 PM

      Just because you're able to string a few English words together does not make you an "true" American, bubba. Learn some proper English, like the difference between there and they're. FYI.

    Louis said:
    November 16, 2013 at 10:21 AM

    Keep hiring illegal scabs

      Shane said:
      November 16, 2013 at 3:16 PM

      Why not? It's the CONservative way!

    M_L said:
    November 16, 2013 at 12:03 PM

    The quality workforce durbin is looking to buy.

    smitty said:
    November 16, 2013 at 12:16 PM

    They wanted cheap, they go what they paid for.

    Calgary roofing said:
    November 26, 2013 at 9:53 PM

    this is a shame and reflects poorly on the industry

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