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None Injured In Bronzeville Fire

Firefighters extinguish a blaze at a three-story building in Bronzeville. (Credit: NVP Photo)

Firefighters extinguish a blaze at a three-story building in Bronzeville. (Credit: NVP Photo)

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CHICAGO (STMW) – One family may have been displaced after a fire broke out in a building in the South Side Bronzeville neighborhood early Thursday.

Firefighters responded to the three-story building on the 4000 block of South Calumet Avenue around 12:30 a.m., said Fire Media Affairs spokesman Will Knight.

Fire hydrants on the block were frozen, so firefighters had to use the water supply from their trucks, 5th District Fire Deputy Chief Jeffrey Horan said at the scene.

The fire started in the building’s back porch and basement of the building, which had no working fire detectors, Horan said.

The fire was confined to that part of the building and it was struck out by 1:45 a.m., officials said.

One family who lived in the basement may have been displaced, Horan said, adding that no one was injured.

Fire officials are investigating the cause of the blaze.

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