Fire flares up again at Bridgeport warehouse

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A vacant warehouse in Bridgeport continued to burn Friday morning.

The building at 3737 Ashland first caught fire Tuesday night.

200 Firefighters spent hours spraying it down.

The water, combined with the freezing temperatures, covered the building in ice.

The fire was in control until Thursday morning, when it rekindled and turned into a large fire again – that continued into Friday.

Demolition is set to take place sometime Friday.

The Chicago Tribune reports that the building is owned by a company run by imprisoned real estate developer Calvin Boender.

Boender went to prison in 2010 for bribing former Chicago Alderman Isaac “Ike” Carothers.

He was the original manager of the company that owned the warehouse.

Tax bills for the property are currently going to another of Boender’s companies, North Development Ltd. in Elmhurst.

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