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Posted December 21, 2012 EST

Firefighters Battle Extra Alarm Fire On Far South Side
United States (Illinois) - Firefighters battled an extra-alarm fire Thursday night in an unused warehouse on the city's Far South Side where the building partially collapsed. The fire broke out Thursday evening at the South Chicago Recycling company near 116th Street and Burley Avenue, according to Fire Media information.

About 6:45 p.m., firefighters were experiencing water issues and a fire boat was on the way to help supply water, officials said. But the fire boat and a helicopter were unable to reach the scene due to visibility issues, officials said.

One firefighter was reported to have a slight injury and was taken to St. Margaret Hospital in Hammond, Ind., officials said.

A 4-11 alarm was eventually called at the scene as fire poured through the roof of the warehouse. The warehouse was believed to house plastic materials and electronics.

The warehouse is located in a remote area of the city, official said.

Firefighters pumped water from the Calumet River located about 200 feet from the warehouse, officials said. The fire was struck out at about 9:15 p.m.

The cause of the fire was under investigation.

Written by Chicago Tribune

Courtesy of YellowBrix - YellowBrix

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