Extra-alarm fire destroys century-old bowling alley in Lincoln Square

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CHICAGO - Dozens of Chicago firefighters are on the scene of a 3-11 fire on the Northwest Side.

The fire began before 1 a.m. Monday at Lincoln Square Lanes located in the 4800 block of North Lincoln Avenue in the Lincoln Square neighborhood.

The second-floor roof collapsed into the building and flames were seen shooting several feet into the air.

The fire department issued a "mayday" call after a firefighter could not be located.

That firefighter was later found and was injured.

A hardware store is located on the first floor of the building.

The 98-year-old bowling alley is destroyed.

The fire was struck out just before 3 am.  Firefighters remain on the scene.

There are no reports of injuries so far.

Lincoln Square Lanes posted this to their Facebook page:

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