Firefighters strike out blaze in city’s Avondale neighborhood

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CHICAGO – Firefighters were on the scene Monday night of a warehouse fire on the city's Northwest Side.

A number of fire departments responded with many ladders trying to put out the fire.

The fire started just before 8 p.m. Monday at Rockwell and Barry in Chicago. The flames were struck out at about 10 p.m.

The fire department was seen breaking out windows at about 9 p.m. The flames then began coming out of the roof.

On the south end of the building, the exterior wall collapsed.

Fire officials have not yet given an update on the cause of the blaze.

Ald. Deb Mell told WGN the building was under renovations with new ownership.

No injuries have been reported. The building is next to Metropolis Coffee, which had recently relocated to Avondale from the Andersonville neighborhood.

The building was empty at the time of the fire.

 

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