Fire breaks out in Little Italy apartment building – CBS Chicago

CHICAGO (CBS) — A fire broke out in an apartment building in Little Italy on Friday afternoon.

As CBS 2’s Kris Habermehl reported, the fire started on the top floor of the three-story building at 908 S. Loomis St., just north of Taylor Street.

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The building has masonry walls on the outside, but a combustible interior.

Firefighters launched an aggressive interior attack and extinguished the blaze. Just before 4 p.m., firefighters were in overhaul mode – opening walls and ceilings and looking for hot spots.

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Black soot spots were seen around holes that were drilled in the roof and windows were also blown out on the third floor, indicating where the fire was most intense.

Loomis Street was closed Friday afternoon between Polk Street and Roosevelt Road. Ashland Avenue or Racine Avenue are recommended as alternatives.

The cause of the fire was not known late Friday afternoon.

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No injuries were reported.

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