Extra-Alarm Warehouse Fire Found to Be Suspicious - NBC Chicago

Extra-Alarm Warehouse Fire Found to Be Suspicious

Two firefighters were injured in the blaze at a mattress warehouse on the Southwest Side Saturday night

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    CFD Rules Warehouse Fire Suspicious

    An extra-alarm fire that left two firefighters hurt Saturday night in the Southwest Side Brighton Park neighborhood was suspicious, according to the Chicago Fire Department. (Published Sunday, May 1, 2016)

    An extra-alarm fire that left two firefighters hurt Saturday night in the Southwest Side Brighton Park neighborhood was suspicious, according to the Chicago Fire Department.

    Firefighters were called about 8 p.m. to the blaze at the four-story mattress warehouse near the intersection of 48th Place and Christiana Avenue, fire officials said.

    It was upgraded to a second alarm about 8:30 p.m. and a third at 9:15 p.m. before being put out at 10:45 p.m. The Chicago Fire Department was on the scene for about four hours, officials said. 

    Two firefighters suffered minor injuries. One was sent to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn and the other to Holy Cross Hospital, officials said. They were treated and released, according to the department. 

    Firefighters Battle Extra-Alarm Warehouse Fire

    [CHI] Firefighters Battle Extra-Alarm Warehouse Fire
    Two firefighters were hurt while battling an extra-alarm fire at a Brighton Park neighborhood warehouse Saturday night on the Southwest Side.
    (Published Sunday, May 1, 2016)

    Chicago Fire Media tweeted Sunday afternoon that the blaze was “found to be incendiary and suspicious in nature,” and the investigation has been turned over to the CPD Bomb and Arson Section.

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