Details come out after fire at Austin commercial building


Chicago firefighters fought a fire Monday afternoon at the 4700 block of West Lake Street on the city’s West Side, injuring one person.

There were more firefighters than usual at the scene of the blaze, and a CFD spokesperson told NBC 5 there was a problem supplying enough water to the blaze in the early stages.

Authorities said they received a call shortly after 2 p.m. Monday. The fire broke out in a multi-purpose building housing several businesses.

The three people inside the building escaped safely. One of his men was bitten by a dog while helping carry an animal to safety, but was not directly injured by the flames.

“The fire tends to destabilize the animal’s behavior a bit, and the dog could have been frightened or frightened. It could have turned and bit the man who was trying to pull him out,” he said. CFD Chief Mark Ferman explained.

Officials said the building fire broke out near Cicero’s CTA Green Line stop. The train continued to run in both directions as the fire brigade remained at the scene.

Firefighters battled a warehouse fire in Chicago’s Austin neighborhood Monday afternoon, closing streets and requiring additional resources at the scene, reports NBC 5’s Evrod Cassimy.

“We rated the winds as good,” Furman said. “It had been blown out of El’s truck. There was no fire collision or danger. If there was a danger, if the wind was blowing in the opposite direction, we would probably[stop service].” would have thought of

Service continued on the UP-W Metra line, which ran just north of the building.

Within hours, the Chicago Fire Department had the blaze under control. Part of the domed roof collapsed, but no one was inside when it happened.

The cause of the fire is unknown at this time.

“It’s going to be a process that will take a while,” says Ferman.

The Chicago Fire Department’s Fire Investigation Service remains on-site and is investigating the cause of the fire.


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Written by Natalia Chi

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