More than 200 firefighters worked through the night to get an extra-alarm fire under control in the Englewood neighborhood. Firefighters will be on the scene until late Thursday evening.
The fire broke out just before 11 p.m. Wednesday in the basement of the three-story building at 63rd and Halsted.
There are no injuries reported, but firefighters say flareups will continue. The partial collapse of the buildings mean there are a lot of hhidden fire that they can’t get at until a demolition crew dismantles the building.
There are businesses on the first floor of the building including a shoe store, mattress store and convenience store. The top floors are vacant.
The manager of Rainbow said the store’s basement was flooded and she added “all the clothes are filled up with smoke right now.”
Service on the green line was disrupted, but has since been restored.
Chicago Fire Captain Ken Pallister captured a stunning video of firefighters battling the extra-alarm blaze.