Apartment building collapses in heart of Chicago after additional fire

CHICAGO (SCS) — An apartment building in the Heart of Chicago neighborhood collapsed Tuesday night as firefighters battled an additional blaze.

The fire started around 6:25 p.m. in an apartment building in the 2300 block of South Seeley Avenue and spread to two neighboring buildings.

CBS 2’s Sabrina Franza reported that smoke from the blaze could be seen from Lincoln Park as firefighters worked to smother the flames.


Heart of Chicago apartment building fire visible from Lincoln Park

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Firefighters eventually called a 2-11 alarm to bring in more crews and equipment to try to contain the blaze.

Around 7 p.m., fire officials announced in a tweet that the building where the fire started had collapsed.

Footage shared by firefighters showed that the front wall and at least one side wall of the building had collapsed, but the interior of the building had collapsed and heavy smoke was still visible in the air.

CFD reported that they extinguished the fire just after 8 p.m. Everyone living in the house was found and no one was injured. However, six adults were moved.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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