Chicago firefighters battled a large paper plant blaze in Brighton Park on March 30 with the fully extinguished around 6:30 p.m., according to authorities.
Fire crews say the blaze occurred in the area of 48th and Christiana on the city’s South Side. Fire officials say the blaze was a prairie fire that spread to the nearby paper recycling plant due to wind, reported WGNTV.
Firefighters focused their efforts on protecting the building while letting the piles of paper burn.
“You could hear from the sound of their voice that something was really big,” witness Ferdinand Miranda said. “That’s what made me rush here.”
As a result of the blaze, Orange Line service was temporarily suspended between Midway and Western. It was later restored.
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