(STMW) — An empty manufacturing plant caught fire Tuesday evening in the Belmont Central neighborhood on the Northwest Side.

Firefighters were on scene about 7 p.m. battling the blaze at the former Zenith Electronics plant in the 6000 block of West Dickens, according to Chicago Fire Media. The plant has been vacant for years.

Due to the condition of the building, crews went into defensive mode to contain the fire by fighting it from the outside, according to the fire department. Three tower ladders were deployed to help fight the blaze.

The fire was struck out by 8 p.m., according to Chicago Fire Media.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire copy; Chicago Sun-Times 2017. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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