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.