Roof collapses in extra-alarm fire in Marquette Park

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Fire crews respond to an extra-alarm fire early Friday in the 2900 block of West 63rd Street. | Chicago Fire Media Affairs

The roof of a building collapsed early Friday during an extra-alarm fire in the Marquette Park neighborhood on the Southwest Side.

At 12:41 a.m., fire crews responded to the two-alarm blaze at a two-story building in the 2900 block of West 63rd Street, according to a tweet from Chicago Fire Media Affairs. The building consists of an unused first-floor storefront and apartments on the second floor.

The fire torethrough the building’s roof, causing it to collapse, Chicago Fire Media said.

Theblaze was struck out by 2:10 a.m, but fire crews have not conducted a search of thebuilding due to heavy fire and the instability of the structure, Chicago Fire Media said.

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Firefighters battling an extra-alarm fire early Friday in the 2900 block of West 63rd Street as a winter storm moves through the area. | Justin Jackson/Sun-Times

Firefighters battling an extra-alarm fire early Friday in the 2900 block of West 63rd Street as a winter storm moves through the area. | Justin Jackson/Sun-Times

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