Fire races through West Side strip mall

March 12, 2008 5:31:52 AM PDT
Smoke and flames destroyed a West Side strip mall early Wednesday morning. Smoke and flames raced through a liquor store and a fast food restaurant in a building on Kedzie and Franklin Boulevard. Both businesses were closed at the time.

Emergency crews evacuated a nearby apartment building as a precaution. It took crews nearly an hour to put out the fire.

No one was hurt.

An investigation is now underway into how it started.


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