100 Firefighters Battle Blaze at Vacant House - NBC Chicago

100 Firefighters Battle Blaze at Vacant House

One hundred firefighters responded to scene



    A blaze destroyed a South Side house. (Published Monday, Nov. 8, 2010)

    Nearly 100 Chicago firefighters responded to an out-of-control blaze on the 6000 block of South LaSalle Sunday night. 

    The fire at a vacant building started just after 11 p.m., said a Fire Media Affairs spokesperson, and quickly destroyed a building there. Flames were shooting up several feet above the roof while firefighters battled the inferno.

    The fire burned through the first and second floors of the 2 1/2 story vacant residential building where it started. Then, it spread to another nearby vacant building, said authorities.

    Firefighters extinguished the fire in about an hour and no injuries were reported.