Tuesday, September 7, 2010

South Loop Fire Follow-Up

Fire Extinguished
The fire at 1326 S. Michigan Ave. has been extinguished. According the the Chicago Sun-Times, the fire was reported at 3:20 a.m. Tuesday morning. By 6:25 a.m., the fire was under control. At 12:40 p.m., they were still diverting southbound traffic off of Michigan Ave. between 13th and 14th Streets. Cleanup was underway and water was still running out of the empty commercial property.

The wind, which was such a factor battling the fire, can be heard blowing on the video below.

1326 S. Michigan before the fire.
According to some in the neighborhood, the firemen did a great job keeping the fire contained. No high-rise buildings needed to be evacuated during the blaze.

During the lunch hour, southbound traffic on S. Michigan Ave. was diverted at 13th Street.

Firemen begin the cleanup

1326 S. Michigan Ave. after the fire.

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