Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Chicago Firehouse Restaurant Has "Extra-Alarm" Fire

In a developing, ironic and unfortunate story, it sounds like the venerable Chicago Firehouse Restaurant had a serious fire (via Chicago Tribune):
Part of the roof of a well-known South Loop restaurant collapsed during an extra-alarm fire Wednesday morning.

Flames shot through the roof of Chicago Firehouse, 1401 S. Michigan Ave., when a blaze erupted about 10:30 a.m., according to the Chicago Fire Department.

Roofers who were doing repairs “had an accident,’’ said Chicago Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford who was on the scene.

“Before they could extinguish the fire it got into the building,’’ Langford said.

Everyone inside was able to escape safely but flames were still shooting from the roof as of about 11:10 a.m., Langford said.

We've received a lot of emails from readers with pictures and whatnot.  A reader (SH) sent us a variety of videos and pictures at this link.  Below are some additional pics that people sent:

(Hat tip:  AR, SH, MK, WM, GL, R!)

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