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USA: Fire crews react after blaze engulfs Chicago flea market01:40

USA: Fire crews react after blaze engulfs Chicago flea market

United States, Chicago
March 8, 2016 at 22:02 GMT +00:00 · Published

Emergency teams were quick on the scene at a flea market in Chicago's West Humboldt Park, Tuesday, after the building caught fire with people allegedly still trapped inside.

The fire reportedly broke out in the early morning hours on Tuesday at around 09:45 local time (15:45 GMT). The building - which is home to the Buyers Flea Market - was out of its working hours, as the market is only open on the weekend.

Reports claim the roof deck contained several cars which fell through a hole caused by the weakening of the roof structure, causing thick plumes of black smoke to rise.

One women was rescued from the building after being trapped in a bathroom. The cause of the fire is still to be determined.

USA: Fire crews react after blaze engulfs Chicago flea market01:40
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Emergency teams were quick on the scene at a flea market in Chicago's West Humboldt Park, Tuesday, after the building caught fire with people allegedly still trapped inside.

The fire reportedly broke out in the early morning hours on Tuesday at around 09:45 local time (15:45 GMT). The building - which is home to the Buyers Flea Market - was out of its working hours, as the market is only open on the weekend.

Reports claim the roof deck contained several cars which fell through a hole caused by the weakening of the roof structure, causing thick plumes of black smoke to rise.

One women was rescued from the building after being trapped in a bathroom. The cause of the fire is still to be determined.

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