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Silo fire extinguished on Far South Side

The damage from the fire was limited to inside the silo, which was 70% full of soybeans.

Firefighters responded to a silo fire March 31, 2020, at 11700 S. Torrence Ave.
Firefighters responded to a silo fire March 31, 2020, at 11700 S. Torrence Ave.
Chicago Fire Department

Firefighters extinguished a blaze at a soybean silo Tuesday morning on the Far South Side.

Crews responded shortly before 8 a.m. to 11700 S. Torrence Ave. in an industrial corridor along the Calumet River, according to Chicago Fire Dept. Deputy District Chief Walter Schroeder.

The fire was put out quickly, but crews remained on scene to ensure hotspots don’t rekindle, Schroeder said. No one was injured or evacuated.

The damage from the fire was limited to inside the silo, which was 70% full of soybeans, he said.

The cause of the fire is under investigation, Schroder said.