Fire in South Side building jumps to another

A fire destroyed a building and spread to another in the Back of the Yards neighborhood on the South Side late Wednesday. 

The fire started after 11 p.m. in the 5100 block of South Wolcott Avenue and Chicago firefighters remained at the scene until about 1 a.m. 

Police blocked traffic in the area while fire crews worked. 

Both buildings were vacant and no one was injured. The cause of the fire is under investigation. 

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