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Dozens Displaced in West Chicago Fire

At least 130 residents were displaced after an apartment building caught fire in West Chicago, according to reports



    Dozens of residents are displaced after fire breaks out in a West Chicago apartment building. (Published Monday, July 11, 2011)

    Dozens of residents were displaced from their homes after an apartment building went up in flames Monday morning in West Chicago.

    The fire broke out around 2:18 a.m. in a three-story building located at 515 Carriage Dr., according to fire officials.

    At least 130 people were displaced, but no one was injured, according to the Chicago Tribune.

    About 150 firefighters from several surrounding suburbs helped battle the blaze, with fire departments as far as Elgin and Algonquin covering West Chicago's fire station, the paper reports.

    Early reports indicate the fire burned 12 units on the east side of the building.

    The American Red Cross is helping residents who were displaced.