Fire extinguished in restaurant of Loop high-rise

Firefighters were called for flames inside Petro’s Restaurant on the first floor of the Michael A. Bilandic Building.

SHARE Fire extinguished in restaurant of Loop high-rise
A fire was extinguished in a restaurant at the State of Illinois Building at 160 N. La Salle St on July 4, 2019.

A fire was extinguished at Petro’s Restaurant at the Michael A. Bilandic Building at 160 N. La Salle St on July 4, 2019.

Chicago Fire Media Affairs

No one was injured when an appliance caught fire Thursday inside an empty restaurant of a Loop high-rise.

Firefighters were called about 7:45 p.m. for flames inside Petro’s Restaurant on the first floor of the Michael A. Bilandic Building, 160 N. La Salle St., according to Chicago Fire Dept. spokesman Larry Langford.

Flames were visible when firefighters arrived, Langford said. No one was inside except the building engineer.

The fire, which was extinguished within minutes, was limited to a single plug-in appliance inside the restaurant, Langford said. It was unclear what the device was.

D_rHCWYXkAg_B5k.jpg

The fire inside Petro’s Restaurant was caused by this device, authorities said.

Chicago Fire Media Affairs

The Latest
If presumed No. 1 pick Caleb Williams is as good as advertised, Chicago won’t know what to do with itself.
The Democratic president Wednesday reached the end of a long, painful battle with Republicans to secure urgently needed replenishment of aid for Ukraine.
Omar Zegar, 37, was arrested after the shooting Sunday and was charged with a felony count of aggravated unlawful use of weapon with a revoked firearm owners ID card, Oak Forest police said.
The Trust said in its statement that its decision followed a “deliberative process” in which it closely monitored changes in the college athletics landscape.
The lawsuit accuses Chicago police of promoting “brutally violent, militarized policing tactics,” and argues that the five officers who stopped Reed “created an environment that directly resulted in his death.”