Austin car wash roof collapses in large blaze; no injuries reported, Chicago fire officials say

Unclear how Stingray Auto Spa fire began

ByABC 7 Chicago Digital Team via WLS logo
Saturday, September 26, 2020
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A large blaze badly damaged a West Side car wash early Saturday morning, Chicago fire officials said.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- A car wash on the city's West Side was badly damaged in an early morning fire Saturday.

It happened at the Stingray Auto Spa, in the 4700-block of West Chicago Avenue in Chicago's Austin neighborhood, about 1 a.m.

Flames were shooting through the roof when firefighters got there, and the roof had collapsed.

One bystander said the flames appeared to be at least 20 feet high.

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Nobody was hurt, and the fire was put out by about 2 a.m., Chicago fire officials said in a tweet early Saturday.

Investigators are still trying to figure out how the fire started.

A firefighter was injured battling a blaze Friday night in University Village on the Near West Side.