Chicago firefighters battles extra-alarm fire at Back of the Yards restaurant furniture business

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Thursday, March 21, 2024
Flames engulf Back of the Yards furniture business
The Chicago Fire Department is cleaning up after they spent hours overnight battling a large, three-alarm fire.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- More than 150 Chicago firefighters battled a three-alarm fire at a business in the Back of the Yards neighborhood.

The fire broke out at about 10:43 p.m. in the 4200-block of South Ashland Avenue, Chicago police said.

Massive flames and clouds of smoke could be seen billowing from the business, where CFD says a large amount of wooden pallets burned.

The company, called CAC Seating, makes furniture for restaurants, including booths, tables and chairs.

The Chicago Fire Department said there was a large volume of pallets burning on the loading dock area.

Chopper7 flies above a furniture business destroyed by a massive fire in the Back of the Yards neighborhood.

The fire was struck Thursday morning and no injuries were reported. Firefighters remained on the scene Thursday morning to put out any hot spots.