Plumes of Smoke Rise on South Side as Piles of Shredded Rubber Burst Into Flames

The fire was elevated to a 2-11 alarm blaze and a Hazmat team was called

Plumes of smoke could be seen for miles as an extra-alarm fire erupted Friday on Chicago's Far South Side, prompting a large fire response and a Hazmat situation. 

Fire officials said the fire was reported near 117th Street and Torrence Avenue around 2 p.m. According to Chicago Fire Media, piles of shredded rubber were on fire.

The fire has been elevated to a 3-11 alarm blaze, as extra fire trucks and a Hazmat team were summoned to the scene.

No injuries were immediately reported, and further information wasn't immediately available. 

Check back for more on this developing story. 

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