Flames Extinguished, No Injuries Reported in Fire at West Loop Starbucks - NBC Chicago

Flames Extinguished, No Injuries Reported in Fire at West Loop Starbucks

Several ambulances and fire engines were called to the site as a precaution, Langford said

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    Flames Extinguished, No Injuries Reported in Fire at West Loop Starbucks

    No one was injured Thursday when a fire broke out at a Starbucks along the Chicago River in the West Loop. 

    Firefighters were called about 12:20 p.m. for a fire in the coffee shop in the lobby of the high-rise at 150 N. Riverside Plaza, according to Chicago Fire Dept. spokesman Larry Langford. 

    “The fire was contained to the Starbucks, and it looks like everything is under control,” Langford said. He said the sprinkler system was engaged and the fire was put out about 1 p.m.

    Langford said crews would remain on scene to continue to douse the burned area.

    Several ambulances and fire engines were called to the site as a precaution, Langford said. 

    Employees in the building were ordered to shelter in their offices, since evacuating a building so large would be unnecessary in this case, Langford said. Some people, however, evacuated on their own. 

    The cause of the fire is under investigation, Langford said.

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