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Extra-alarm Waukegan fire extinguished

Firefighters battle a three-alarm fire on March 4 at Grand Avenue and Jackson Street in Waukegan. | Waukegan Fire Department

Emergency crews worked for several hours to put out an extra-alarm Monday morning in north suburban Waukegan.

The structure fire was reported at 3:30 a.m. at a two-story building near Grand Avenue and Jackson Street in Waukegan, according to a statement from the Waukegan Fire Department. The building has commercial units on the first floor with apartments above.

One firefighter suffered minor injuries, but all residents were able to get out and no other injuries were reported, according to the fire department. Multiple residents have been displaced.

Firefighters battle a three-alarm fire on March 4 at Grand Avenue and Jackson Street in Waukegan. | Waukegan Fire Department
Firefighters battle a three-alarm fire on March 4 at Grand Avenue and Jackson Street in Waukegan. | Waukegan Fire Department

The three-alarm blaze remained an “active fire scene” for several hours as crews work to put the fire out in the extremely cold temperatures, which froze water at the scene, the fire department said. The fire was extinguished by about 11 a.m.

Power outages were also reported in the area near Low Avenue and Jackson because of the fire, officials said.

Crews from the Grayslake, Great Lakes and Gurnee fire departments assisted Waukegan firefighters at the scene.

Firefighters battle a three-alarm fire on March 4 at Grand Avenue and Jackson Street in Waukegan. | Waukegan Fire Department
Firefighters battle a three-alarm fire on March 4 at Grand Avenue and Jackson Street in Waukegan. | Waukegan Fire Department
Firefighters battle a three-alarm fire on March 4 at Grand Avenue and Jackson Street in Waukegan. | Waukegan Fire Department
Firefighters battle a three-alarm fire on March 4 at Grand Avenue and Jackson Street in Waukegan. | Waukegan Fire Department