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Firefighters Battle Extra-Alarm Fire On West Side

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Firefighters battled an extra-alarm blaze Friday at 16th and Drake on Chicago's West Side. (CBS)

Firefighters battled an extra-alarm blaze Friday at 16th and Drake on Chicago’s West Side. (CBS)

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(STMW) — Firefighters battled an extra-alarm fire in the North Lawndale neighborhood Friday evening on the West Side.

The fire started about 5 p.m. in a vacant commercial building near 16th Street and Drake Avenue and was elevated to a two-alarm blaze, according to Fire Media Affairs.

Firefighters reported “heavy” fire on the second floor of the two-story building and flames were coming through the roof, the fire department said. Firefighters used a defensive approach to extinguish the blaze.

The fire was extinguished about 6:24 p.m., the fire department said, and no injuries were reported.

The cause of the fire remained under investigation Friday night.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2012. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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