News video of a 3-11 Alarm Fire in Chicago at a Pallet Factory that occurred late last night. Â The 3-11 occurred at 256 W. on Damen in Chicago’s West Town Neighborhood.
ABC 7 Chicago – “Investigators from the Chicago Fire Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are working to determine the cause of an extra-alarm fire that spread from a pallet factory to a nearby home.
A CFD source told ABC7 Eyewitness News arson may be a possibility.”
“Bolita Pallets, which builds, sells and repairs wooden pallets, has been in business for 18 years. The factory burned to the ground late Monday night.
Firefighters were called to the scene near North Damen and West Grand avenues around 11 p.m., where they encountered huge flames and several explosions Fire officials said the blaze was fueled by wooden pallets and propane tanks.”
“When you have pallet companies like this, they have propane tanks on the scene that are usually used for the fork lifts. That’s what was exploding at the beginning,” said William Vogt, Asst. Deputy Commissioner, Chicago Fire Department.
The flames spread to the attic of a two-story house next door before crews were able to extinguish the fire, around midnight. Felipe Munoz, who has lived in the home for the last 18 years with his family, said he lost everything.”…Continue Reading Here