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Fire Extinguisher Factory Burns Down



More than 150 Chicago firefighters were called to
fight flames at a building housing one of the
department’s closest allies — a fire extinguisher
Chicago Fire Department officials said the building in
the Archer Heights neighborhood on the southwest
side of the city ignited Thursday night and the fire
worsened to three alarms about 9:30 p.m., leading to
a total 156 firefighters responding with 26 pieces of
A portion of the building, which firefighters said
housed a fire extinguisher manufacturing business,
collapsed as a result of the intense fire, the
department said.
First Deputy Fire Commissioner Charles Stewart III
said the nature of the blaze made it difficult to reach
the flames with water.

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