CHICAGO (CBS)– A massive fire that broke out in the Back of the Yards neighborhood has been contained.
The fire, at 50th and Aberdeen streets, has been upgraded to a level one Hazmat situation due to chemicals in the area.READ MORE: COVID-19 In Illinois: More Than 3 Million Residents Fully Vaccinated, But Cases And Hospitalizations Still Up Significantly Over Past Month
Still and Box / Level 1 Hazmat at 4900 S Aberdeen- per CFD, pic.twitter.com/8Xd03hcZPW
— Chicago Fire Media (@CFDMedia) January 9, 2020
The incident started as brush fire and is spreading to buildings and trees in the area.READ MORE: Preparation Work Begins In Jackson Park Ahead Of Fall Groundbreaking For Obama Presidential Center
The Chicago Fire Department provided an update Thursday just after 7 a.m.
According to CFD, the fire burned trailers and there was a slight explosion.
The spokesperson described the scene as a “junk yard” with tractor trailers in an industrial area.
The fire majority of the fire is out and the incident is still under investigation.MORE NEWS: Bell-Ringing Ceremony Honors Chicago Firefighter Edward Singleton
This developing story.