Chemical Risk in Factory Fire

Firefighters battling the two-alarm blaze from outside

Friday, Feb 18, 2011  |  Updated 8:00 AM CDT
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Chemical Risk in Factory Fire

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Firefighters have brought under control a two-alarm fire that broke out at a West Town factory early this morning.

The fire began about 4:15 a.m. at Bond Corp., at 2100 W. Fulton St. The factory makes specialty wiping cloths called tack cloths.

Because of concerns about hazardous chemicals inside the factory and fear of the roof collapsing, firefighters tackled the blaze from the outside of the building, through a hole in the roof. 

There is still a barrier around the building in case it collapses.

Fulton between Damen and Levitt was shut down. No injuries are being reported.

This was just one of three fires that broke out in the area this morning. On the Northwest Side, a roof fire started at 2743 N. Monticello. There were people in the house, officials said, but everyone was evacuated.

In Maywood, a fire mostly confined to the second floor broke out at 708 S. 6th Ave.

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