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Video: Nuevo Leon Destroyed In Extra-Alarm Fire

By Anthony Todd in Food on Dec 2, 2015 2:22PM

The fire at Nuevo Leon, photo via CFD Media.

Nuevo Leon, one of the most popular and iconic restaurants in Pilsen, has burned down overnight. According to the Tribune, the fire began around midnight and eventually consumed both the restaurant and a neighboring Tortilleria. It was put out around 3:30 a.m. according to authorities.

There's no word yet on how the fire started, though no one was hurt in the blaze. The owner told the Tribune that the business was insured and he would be rebuilding the restaurant, which has been open since 1962.

The Chicago Fire Department shared a couple photos of the fire on Twitter last night:

WGN has some terrifying footage of the blaze, which is below.