Fire Breaks Out In Uptown High-Rise

CHICAGO (CBS) — A fire broke out overnight in a high-rise building in the Uptown neighborhood.

Something caught fire in a hallway in the prewar high-rise at 4423 N. Sheridan Rd.

The fire broke out at 3:15 a.m. and was brought under control a short time later.

The building is located at the southeast corner of Sheridan Road and Agatite Avenue. It houses studio and one-bedroom apartments on the upper floors, and an assortment of businesses on the ground floor.

Further details about the fire were not immediately learned.

The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.

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