Steam main ruptures on Near West Side

Incident prompts evacuation at UIC
April 30, 2009 12:32:45 PM PDT
Emergency crews were called to the University of Illinois at Chicago campus Thursday morning after a steam main ruptured.The high-pressure steam main ruptured just after 9:30 a.m. Thursday at 809 S. Damen Ave., according to the Chicago Fire Dept.

Firefighters evacuated the area, including the student residence directly above the underground pipe.

No injuries were reported. The scene was cleared just after 11 a.m.