Firefighters deal with frozen hydrant in overnight Gresham fire

The fire raged on for over an hour as crews tried to keep it from spreading to neighboring buildings.

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A man was killed following a fire Sept. 27, 2022, in South Shore.

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No one was hurt after a burning building partially caved in Sunday evening in the Gresham neighborhood.

Firefighters arrived about 11:40 p.m. to a fully engulfed two-story home in the 8400 block of South Gilbert Court, not far from Vincennes and Halsted, according to the Chicago Fire Department.

Crews initially tried to access a hydrant near Vincennes, but it was frozen and had no water pressure, department spokesman Curtis Hudson said. Firefighters were able to use another hydrant nearby.

The fire raged on for over an hour as crews tried to keep it from spreading to neighboring buildings, Hudson said. Part of the building collapsed, he said. Two adjacent homes were slightly damaged by fire exposure.

It wasn’t immediately clear how many people were displaced by the fire. The fire’s cause was under investigation.

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