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ComEd Vault Catches Fire In Gold Coast, At Least Two Buildings Lose Power

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CHICAGO (STMW) – At least two buildings lost power Sunday afternoon on the Near North Side when a ComEd vault caught fire.

A ComEd vault located at 53 E. Schiller St. caught fire about 1:30 p.m., said ComEd spokeswoman Allana Johnson.

As a result, at least two buildings in the 1300 block of North Lake Shore Drive lost power, Fire Media Affairs chief Larry Langford said.

Langford confirmed people were stuck in elevators from the buildings that lost power, but firefighters have now rescued them. It is not known how many people were in stuck int he elevators.

ComEd was also at the scene assessing how many people lost power, Johnson said. It was not yet known how the fire started, both she and Langford said.

No one was injured in the incident.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2014. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)