Massive Fire Breaks Out in Chicago's Bridgeport Neighborhood

A massive blaze in Chicago’s Bridgeport neighborhood lit up the night sky on the city’s South Side Friday as firefighters rushed to the scene.

The fire broke out in a half-story building some time before 8 p.m. in the 1300 block of 32nd Place, Chicago fire officials said.

“Extra alarm for manpower due to location and exposures,” the department tweeted.

There were no reports of injuries but the department was evacuating nearby town homes, according to unconfirmed information on the police scanner.

An apartment building in south suburban Calumet Park also burned down Friday night, leaving many families displaced ahead of the holidays.

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