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No injuries reported in a Chicago residential high rise fire!

Posted by ChicagoismynewBlog! on November 4, 2009


Fire breaks out in building on Chicago River

November 3, 2009 3:45 PM

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Smoke rises from the roof from a 48-story residential building at 233 E. Wacker Drive. (Andrew L. Wang / Chicago Tribune)

Firefighters responded this afternoon to a fire in a residential building near Columbus and Wacker Drives. A plume of black smoke could be seen coming from the roof of the building before the fire was brought under control.

No injuries were reported at the 48-story building. The fire broke out about 3 p.m. in a cooling tower on the building’s roof, said Chicago Fire Department spokesman Quention Curtis. The blaze was confined to the roof, he said.

Crews had the fire under control by about 3:30 p.m., and it was put out by about 3:45 p.m., fire officials said.

— Staff report

Thanks to Chicago Tribune’s Breaking News for this article.  For the article on the Tribune website, click HERE!

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