No Injuries in Saturday Warehouse Fire

Fire in an industrial area on the city's southwest side was reported shortly after 8 a.m. Crews had the fire extinguished in about 90 minutes, officials said

Saturday, Dec 31, 2011  |  Updated 1:28 PM CDT
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No Injuries in Saturday Warehouse Fire

Sun-Times Media

No injuries were reported at an extra-alarm fire at a warehouse in Bridgeport on Saturday morning.

The fire, at 1428 W. 37th St., in an industrial area on the city's southwest side, was reported shortly after 8 a.m. Crews had the fire extinguished in about 90 minutes, officials said.

Initially an extra-alarm call, the fire at the four-story building was upgraded to a 2-11 alarm by 8:15 a.m. and a 3-11 alarm about 20 minutes later.

A Level I Hazardous Materials response was also called, Fire Media Affairs spokesman Kevin MacGregor said, because there were barrels on the loading dock of the building and the contents of those barrels were not immediately known.

It was later determined that the steel drums in and outside the building were empty and did not contain any hazardous materials, according to Fire Media.

The building is home to Higgins Bros., Inc., a steel drum and industrial container business.

Firefighters searched the building to make sure no one was inside. The building did not sustain serious structural damage from the fire, officials said.

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