CHICAGO (CBS) — Chicago firefighters spent about an hour extinguishing an extra-alarm blaze at a Little Village furniture store Saturday afternoon.
The fire started around 12:30 p.m. at a building near 23rd and Kedzie, with a mattress and furniture store on the ground floor, and apartments above.
The Chicago Fire Department called in a 2-11 alarm to bring in extra manpower, due to a large number of burning mattresses inside, many of which were made of highly flammable foam.
A 2-11 alarm brings at least eight engines, four trucks, two tower ladders, five battalion chiefs, a district chief, a deputy district chief, a squad company, an ambulance and the Command Van to the scene.
The 2-11 alarm was secured by about 1:30 p.m., and no injuries were reported.
Crews at 2 11 on Kedzie being pulled for rehab. Extensive overhaul in progress. Large amount of mattresses many are foam. No injuries reported pic.twitter.com/UL9yTt2hTn
— Chicago Fire Media (@CFDMedia) April 11, 2020