Chicago firefighters extinguished an extra-alarm fire in an apartment building that spread to two others in the North Center neighborhood, authorities said.
No injuries were reported in the 3-11 alarm blaze reported in three framed home near the intersection of Larchmont and Lincoln avenues, officials said.
The quick-moving fire, which caused a collapse in the structure where it started, spread from one structure to two neighboring buildings.
All 10 occupants, which included three children and two elderly residents, according to witnesses, managed to get out on their own, officials said.
The fire was struck out by 3 a.m., but fire crews stayed on the scene chasing hot spots in one of the damaged buildings.
About 60 fire companies and 200 fire department members were called to the scene of the blaze, authorities said.
The cause of the fire wasn't known.