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South Chicago fire spreads to three vacant buildings

Updated: May 25, 2012 8:36AM



Fire fighters have brought under control a blaze on the South Side that spread to three buildings early Friday in the South Chicago neighborhood.

The fire began about 3:45 a.m. in a 2.5 story vacant building in the 8400 block of South Escanaba Avenue, according to Fire Media Affairs.

The structure was fully engulfed when firefighters arrived on scene before the building sustained a partial collapse, Fire Media Affairs said.

The blaze then spread to the houses on either side of the burning building, according to Fire Media Affairs. Both those structures were vacant as well.

Firefighters adopted a defensive posture before bringing the blaze under control around 4:45 a.m., Fire Media Affairs said.

No one was injured in the blaze, which was elevated to a 2-11 before being extinguished.

The cause of the fire remained under investigation Friday morning.



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