Additional alarm fire tears through commercial building in Auburn Gresham

CHICAGO (CBS) — A fire raged Thursday afternoon at a commercial building in Auburn Gresham.

The fire started in a building on 79th Street at Hoyne Avenue. Thick black smoke and orange flames were visible, and the truss roof was on the verge of collapsing.

The fire department has issued a 2-11 alarm for additional equipment and manpower.

Firefighters did not enter the building as it was too dangerous, but directed water jets from outside.

Injury information was not immediately available.


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