Massive fire destroys several business in south suburbs

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HARVEY, Ill – Firefighters in Harvey have been monitoring a strip mall overnight, checking for hot spots after it was destroyed by a massive fire.

The three-alarm fire started in the basement of City Sports at 154th and Broadway late Thursday afternoon. It quickly spread to a jewelry store, pawn shop and a fourth store.

Eight agencies responded.

There were approximately 10 people inside at the time of the fire but were able to escape. There are no reports of injuries.

The building was up for sale, but is now a total loss.

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