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Chicago fire damages 7 buildings – early video, chopper video & radio traffic

Early video, above, by Zac Davis and radio traffic, below, from Radioman911TV during Chicago’s 3-11 today (Monday) in the Lake View Neighborhood.

Eric Horng, WLS-TV:

The fire began around 5 p.m. Monday at a multi-unit apartment building in the 3300-block of North Marshfield, then spread to an apartment building next door and to other buildings across an alleyway. A total of seven buildings were affected.

Officials said the blaze spread quickly in part because of moderate winds and the proximity of the buildings.

“A lot of combustibles, and we had a little bit of a breeze today, so those two things combined will really accelerate the fire quite a bit,” said Dist. Chief Dan Cunningham, Chicago Fire Dept.

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Investigators focused Monday night on the area where the fire started: a rear porch of a multi-unit apartment building that is now a total loss.

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