Markham fire burns for several hours

April 2, 2010 9:30:32 AM PDT
In south suburban Markham, an investigation is underway into a fire that started Thursday and burned well into the early morning hours Friday.The blaze first broke out just before 8 p.m. Thursday and quickly escalated to an extra-alarm fire.

Police had to close the exit ramps to eastbound 159th Street to control traffic in the area.

Initial reports indicate that it may have been a brush fire that spread through a wide area.