Extra-alarm fire breaks out on Chicago's West Side

Crews put out an extra-alarm fire at a masonry company Tuesday morning in the West Garfield Park neighborhood on Chicago's West Side.

Flames were coming through the truss roof of the one-story building at 6:46 a.m. at 4550 W. Fulton St., according to fire officials.

The blaze was upgraded to a two-alarm fire at 7:02 a.m., officials said.

First responders encountered a large volume of fire and smoke, making it impossible to enter the building. Fortunately, no one was inside at the time. 

Because the building was so involved, the department elevated the alarm twice, which sends more crews and trucks. 

At one point, the roof collapsed. Firefighters applied four master streams and had additional ground hoses hitting the building with water to keep flames from spreading. 

The fire was struck out at 7:50 a.m., according to CFD.


The cause of the blaze was not immediately clear.

No injuries have been reported.