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Nearly 100 Firefighters Battle West Side Factory Blaze

By Anna Deem in News on Feb 19, 2011 6:45PM

As of 5 a.m. early Saturday, nearly 100 firefighters are in "defensive mode" responding to an extra-alarm fire and a hazardous materials situation at a near West Side factory in the 2100 block of West Fulton Street. Fire Media Affairs spokesman Richard Rosado said that "ninety-nine firefighters and 39 pieces of equipment are in defensive mode battling the blaze at the two-story, 50 foot by 125 foot commercial structure," via the Chicago Sun-Times. A Level I HazMat alarm has also been called for the incident, Rosado said. Emergency crews were notified about the blaze around 4 a.m. and will be there for awhile battling to put it out.