Firefighters Battle Extra-Alarm Blaze in Rogers Park

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    Hyunjin Kim
    The two-alarm fire was reported at 6655 N. Newgard Ave. in a three-story, 12-unit apartment building.

    An extra-alarm fire in a Rogers Park apartment building that broke out Sunday afternoon has been put out.

    The fire was reported at 6655 N. Newgard Ave. in a three-story, 12-unit apartment building, according to Fire Media Affairs spokesman Rich Rosado.  The fire reportedly is mostly on the rear porches of the building, according to unconfirmed reports.

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    The response was raised to a 2-11 alarm at 12:59 p.m., Rosado said.

    As of about 1:50 p.m. the fire was out but firefighters on the scene were chasing hotspots, Rosado said. No one was injured and no one needed to be taken to a hospital to be checked out, Rosado said. 

    The fire was on the second and third floors of the building, Rosado said.

    The building was partially vacant, Rosado said. He did not immediately know if any residents of the building were displaced by the fire.

    A 2-11 alarm sends at least eight engines, four trucks, two tower ladders, five battalion chiefs, a district chief, a deputy district chief, a squad company, an ambulance and the Command Van to the scene.