Summer Of Explosions & Fires! Two Massive Chicago Fires In 24 Hours.......Ninety Miles Outside Chicago Can't Stop Driving, I Don't Know Why


1.  Humboldt Park

Large fire burns in Chicago's Humboldt Park neighborhood 

A large fire engulfed a building early Wednesday evening in Chicago's Humboldt Park neighborhood, with a large response from the Chicago Fire Department observed at the scene. The fire occurred at a building in the 2800 block of West Grand Avenue shortly before 7 p.m. According to the Chicago Office of Emergency Management and Communications, street closures near the intersection of Chicago Avenue and Grand Avenue are in effect due to the fire. Source

2. West Side

Large fire spreads in building on Chicago's West Side, second in 2 days 

A large fire creating huge amounts of smoke broke out at a building on Chicago's West Side Wednesday evening, the second massive fire in the city within two days—and even within 24 hours. Fire crews sprayed water from multiple angles at the building in 2800 block of West Grand Avenue, near the intersection with California Avenue in the Humboldt Park neighborhood. Large amounts of smoke were visible from the air. Chicago Fire Department 1st District Chief Jim McDonough said the first companies were at the scene at 6:06 p.m. They found heavy fire in the cluster of structures, and everyone had evacuated by the time they arrived. The front part of the building, carrying an address of 2810 W. Grand Ave., is a three-story office building—which survived the fire, McDonough said. Behind it is one truss-roofed structure that housed an auto body shop, and another that houses a landscaping company and a car and truck battery operation, McDonough said. These areas saw the heavy fire. Source


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