Crews tear down collapsed warehouse

January 24, 2011 2:36:34 PM PST
A South Side building where two Chicago firefighters died last month is being demolished.

Crews are preparing to tear down the structure in the 1700-block of West 75th Street.

Chicago Firefighters Edward Stringer and Corey Ankum were killed when the roof collapsed on them as they were searching the building during a fire on December 22. Fellow firefighters worked frantically to save them- and others- trapped in the debris. Several others were hurt.

Investigators believe the fire was started by homeless people burning garbage and wood to stay warm.

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