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updated: 11/15/2013 8:14 PM

Huge Chicago fire destroys Rogers Park strip mall

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  • Chicago firefighters tried to contain a four-alarm strip mall fire at Peterson Road and Lincoln Avenue on Chicago's North Side Friday afternoon.

      Chicago firefighters tried to contain a four-alarm strip mall fire at Peterson Road and Lincoln Avenue on Chicago's North Side Friday afternoon.
    Courtesy of abc 7 Chicago

 
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A strip mall caught fire Friday afternoon on the city's Northwest Side in the West Rogers Park neighborhood.

ABC 7 Chicago reports the fire was brought under control before 6 p.m., but crews continue to fight hot spots as they flared up Friday night. According to fire officials, a mattress store and a furniture store were completely destroyed.

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The four-alarm fire spread throughout the strip mall Friday afternoon. At least six businesses were involved in the blaze, including an American Mattress store, Mid-America Furniture store, For Eyes optical store and a nail salon.

The fire was reported to have started around 4 p.m. on Friday afternoon. Chicago Fire officials said more than 200 firefighters responded to the blaze on the 3100-block of West Peterson.

So far, there are no reports of any injuries.

"All indications are that everyone got out OK," Chicago Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford said.

Several blocks of both Peterson and Lincoln Avenues have been closed to traffic.

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