15 Residents Displaced After Extra-Alarm Fire

It took more than an hour to extinguish

Friday, Feb 25, 2011  |  Updated 4:28 PM CDT
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A building set on fire this morning.

A building set on fire this morning.

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An extra-alarm fire engulfed a South Side building last night that took more than an hour to extinguish.

The fire broke out at 11:12 p.m., in the 8600 block of South Houston Avenue. It began in a two-and-a-half story residential building and spread to a building next door. The fire was extinguished at 12:20 a.m..

No injuries were reported, but the fire reportedly has displaced more than a dozen residents. The cause of the fire is still being investigated.

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