Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Fire at 1326 South Michigan Ave.

Commercial Property in Flames
An empty commercial  building at 1326 S. Michigan Ave. is burning this morning. According to The Chicago Sun-Times, the fire was reported at 3:20 a.m. Early-morning winds have hampered fire-fighting efforts. the fire burned through the roof and as of 7:44 a.m., firefighters are still trying to put out the blaze.

Firefighters attempt to put out fire at 1326 S. Michigan

Traffic Rerouted
The fire has forced the closure of S. Michigan Ave. from 16th Street to Roosevelt Rd. CTA buses, including the numbers 1, 3, 4, and 12 have been rerouted to avoid the fire.

Traffic being redirected away from Michigan Ave. at 16th
Check back to see video footage from the scene.

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