Updated 07/31/13 – 6:04 p.m.
CHICAGO (CBS) — Three people were hurt — one critically — when a water tank fell into an alley in the Lakeview neighborhood on Wednesday, sending water and debris flying.
The wooden tank fell from the roof the 120-year-old Brewster Building, a 9-story apartment building in the 2800 block of North Pine Grove Avenue around 10 a.m.
The tank was from a 100-year-old water tower on the roof.
“It had been modernized at some point, because it has a liner inside of it. For reasons we don’t yet know, it failed, and fell all the way to the parking lot,” Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford said.