Englewood Home Collapses After Fire

CHICAGO (STMW) — A vacant home in the Englewood neighborhood on the South Side collapsed after a fire early Thursday, according to fire authorities.

The fire at the home in the 6500 block of South Emerald Avenue was extinguished about 3:30 a.m., according to Chicago Fire Department Media Affairs. After the blaze was put out, authorities asked that the building — considered a “collapse danger” — receive “priority demolition from the Building Department.”

At 5:30 a.m., CFD Media Affairs said the house had collapsed. No injuries were reported.

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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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