Firefighters battle three-alarm blaze in Bronzeville

Staff report

One person was taken to the hospital from an extra-alarm blaze that broke out in the South Side's Bronzeville neighborhood late Monday night.

About 11 p.m., firefighters were called to a restaurant in the 300 block of East Pershing Road for the smell of smoke, according to the Chicago Fire Department.

Flames quickly spread and firefighters elevated the fire to a 2-11 alarm about 11:30 p.m. It was later raised to a 3-11 alarm.

About midnight, flames could be seen shooting from the roof of the building in the 300 block of East Pershing Road. Police and fire vehicles lined several nearby blocks as neighbors, awakened by the sirens and thick smoke, watched from outside their homes.

One person was taken from the scene to Mercy Hospital in good-to-fair condition.

As of about 1:45 a.m., firefighters were still working the fire but had bought the blaze under control, according to the fire department. The roof of the building had collapsed.
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