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40-50 vehicles, house burn in Blue Island junkyard fire

The fire raged for over two hours, officials said.

A house burns in south suburban Blue Island Oct. 5, 2019.
A house burns in south suburban Blue Island Oct. 5, 2019.
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A junkyard fire in south suburban Blue Island consumed 40 to 50 vehicles Saturday and brought down a house.

Over 14 fire companies from Blue Island and the surrounding communities responded to the blaze about 3:50 a.m. at a junkyard near 131st Street and Kedzie Avenue, Daniel Reda, Blue Island Fire Chief, said.

Overnight Blue Island was dispatched for the outside fire at 13100 Kedzie. Upon arrival crews encountered multiple...

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The fire raged for over two hours, burning up between 40 and 50 vehicles and collapsing a nearby house, Reda said. The flames were extinguished about 6 a.m., with the last hot spots going out around 9 a.m.

No one was injured in the fire, Reda said.

The Illinois Fire Marshal’s office is investigating, Reda said. The fire marshal’s office did not immediately respond to a request for comment.