Man seriously injured in massive warehouse fire on West Side

CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) - One person was seriously injured when a massive fire tore through a vacant warehouse in Humboldt Park early Friday on the West Side.

Crews responded a little after 4 a.m. to the blaze at Grand and Homan, according to the Chicago Fire Department.

A third alarm was called to bring more firefighters, who were taking a defensive approach to the fire as the roof collapsed, officials said.

A man with a leg injury was taken in serious condition to Stroger Hospital, officials said.

About 5:30 a.m., another fire broke out on the first floor of a vacant building about 3 miles away in the 200 block of North Laflin in West Town. No one was hurt in that blaze.

The extra-alarm fire was extinguished about 6:10 a.m. The cause is under investigation.

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