Photo: Huge 3-Alarm Fire Tears Through Logan Square Furniture Store
By Stephen Gossett in News on Jun 1, 2017 2:45PM
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The Chicago Fire Department said at around 10:50 a.m. that the fire had been struck out. Damage to the building was "extensive," the department said, but firefighters were able to save the buildings on either side.
The affected stretch of Milwaukee Ave. will be shut down throughout Thursday, if not longer, as crews worked to demolish the remnants, CFD said.
Dept of buildings working with owner to demolish fire building. Effort to begin shortly. Milwaukee will be closed for at least today— Chicago Fire Media (@CFDMedia) June 1, 2017
An extra-alarm fire tore through a Logan Square furniture store on Thursday morning, according to the Chicago Fire Department. The blaze shut down a stretch of the busy Milwaukee Ave. corridor to traffic.
The fire broke out at around 7:30 a.m. at Famsa Furniture, at 2943 N. Milwaukee Ave., the department said. The fire eventually spread to the roof and caused a portion of the roof to collapse. The fire was elevated from a two-alarm to a three-alarm at around 8:40 a.m.
Milwaukee Ave was blocked off between Kimball and Central Park while firefighters worked to quell the fire.
A 2 11 fire store front 2943 n milwaukee— Chicago Fire Media (@CFDMedia) June 1, 2017
Fire thru roof now. pic.twitter.com/3qA05BMTwJ— Chicago Fire Media (@CFDMedia) June 1, 2017
Alert. Fire on Milwaukee now a 3 11. With collapse— Chicago Fire Media (@CFDMedia) June 1, 2017
At around 9 a.m., the department said that nearby elevated lines had caught fire while crews battled to keep the fire from spreading to other buildings. But no one was inside the store when the alarm was triggered. No injuries have yet been reported.
More elevated lines now on fire. Building was not yet open for business no one inside when fire alarms tripped pic.twitter.com/k3wmD0EfWy— Chicago Fire Media (@CFDMedia) June 1, 2017
Large plumes of smoke and flames were spotted several miles away in surrounding neighborhoods. CBS and WGN news chopper footage showed fire crews dousing the roof as smoke and fire poured off.
Crews still fighting fire at furniture store on Milwaukee near Central Park Ave. Expect major delays in the area for the response. pic.twitter.com/tM1J5G83Id— Sarah Jindra (@SarahJindra) June 1, 2017
Skycam9 is live over furniture store fire on Milwaukee Ave near Central Park Ave pic.twitter.com/oatOqN3NUM— Sarah Jindra (@SarahJindra) June 1, 2017
This post will be updated.