“Chicago firefighters battled an extra-alarm fire at a Brighton Park-neighborhood building this evening, according to the Chicago Fire Department.
Fire crews were called to the scene about 5:40 p.m. The fire, which was elevated to a 3-11 alarm about 6:15 p.m., was in an abandoned warehouse or factory at 3650 S. Homan Ave., according to the Fire Department.
About 130 firefighters and about 35 pieces of equipment were on-scene fighting the fire about 8:30 p.m., Chicago Fire Department Cmsr. Jose Santiago told WGN-TV at the scene. The fire was thought to have started at the west end of the building, and spread east, Santiago said.
“The biggest problem at this fire has been water supply–we have that under control now,” Santiago said.
As part of their efforts, firefighters used a deluge truck, nicknamed “Little Moe,” which is capable of pouring 5,000 gallons of water on a fire every minute, according to the fire department.
The building has been designated an abandoned, dangerous building by the city, and marked with a red “X” to indicate that, according to the fire department. By a little after 7 p.m., the truss-roof building’s supports were beginning to sag, according to the department. Â Full article continued…
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