Firefighters battle extra-alarm blaze at chemical factory in Pullman: CFD

ByABC 7 Chicago Digital Team WLS logo
Sunday, August 30, 2020
Crews battle massive blaze at Far South Side chemical plant
Firefighters battled a massive chemical fire early Sunday morning in the Pullman neighborhood, Chicago fire officials said.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Firefighters battled an extra-alarm fire early Sunday morning at a chemical plant in the Pullman neighborhood on the Far South Side, Chicago fire officials said.

According to CFD, around 12:33 a.m. crews were dispatched to a building fire at the Imperial Zinc Corporation in the 1000-block of E. 103rd Street.

Hazmat teams were called in because of the chemicals inside the plant, CFD said.

The fire department tweeted out a photo Sunday morning showing the roof of the building had collapsed.

Crews were able to put out the flames a little after 2:00 a.m., CFD said.

No injuries were reported.

The cause of the fire is still being investigated.