August 6, 2008

Argyle Street Fire

Four businesses were destroyed Wednesday morning by an extra-alarm fire in the Uptown neighborhood on Chicago's North Side, fire officials said.

No injuries were reported in the fire, which started about 1 a.m. in the 1100 block of West Argyle Street in the city's Vietnamese commercial area, according to Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford.

The blaze started in a large one-story building that housed a restaurant, food market, real estate office and herbal store, said Chicago Fire Department Cmdr. Will Knight. An adjacent three-story apartment building did not burn, but some of the residents were evacuated because of heavy smoke and fast-moving flames...

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