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Multiple Alarm Fire In Back Of The Yards Has Been Contained, Crews Investigating

CHICAGO (CBS)-- A massive fire that broke out in the Back of the Yards neighborhood has been contained.

Back Of The Yards Fire

Emergency crews are responding to a multiple-alarm fire in the Back of the Yards neighborhood. The situation has been upgraded to a level one Hazmat.

Posted by CBS Chicago on Thursday, January 9, 2020

The fire, at 50th and Aberdeen streets, has been upgraded to a level one Hazmat situation due to chemicals in the area.

The incident started as brush fire and is spreading to buildings and trees in the area.

The Chicago Fire Department provided an update Thursday just after 7 a.m.

According to CFD, the fire burned trailers and there was a slight explosion.

The spokesperson described the scene as a "junk yard" with tractor trailers in an industrial area.

The fire majority of the fire is out and the incident is still under investigation.

This developing story. 

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