Gusty winds fanned an extra-alarm fire that took crews over three hours to control at a building in the South Loop early Tuesday.
The fire broke out around 3:20 a.m. at 1326 S. Michigan Ave.
Flames ripped through the roof of the building, a condition which prompted a 2-11 alarm, according to Fire Media Chief Kevin MacGregor. The fire was later upgraded further to a 3-11 alarm.
The fire started in the space between the ceiling and roof of the building, MacGregor said. Parts of the building were under renovation.
The flames were heaviest in the rear of the building and destroyed most of the roof, according to MacGregor.
About 80 firefighters were on the scene MacGregor said.
"There is a considerable amount of fire and we've got numerous lines on the fire from various different angles," MacGregor said.
As winds blowing from the south fanned the fire, officials warned p
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