Fire Ravages Humboldt Park Dollar Tree

WBBM Newsradio Staff
June 03, 2020 - 8:31 am
A fire tore through a Dollar Tree store Tuesday evening in Humboldt Park.

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CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- A fire tore through a Dollar Tree store Tuesday evening in Humboldt Park.

The fire was burning after the sun went down at the Dollar Tree, at 3401 W. Chicago Ave., at Homan Avenue. 

Crews were called to the store at about 8:35 p.m., according to Chicago fire officials. CFD called a still-and-box alarm.

According to CBS 2, the fire was still raging at 10 p.m., as a massive effort continued to put it out. All companies were called in.

Flames ripped through the roof of the building, and there was still smoldering in the back of the building as of 10 p.m. Some bricks were also seen falling.

Dozens of Chicago Police officers were also seen responding to the scene with helmets and shields. It was not clear exactly why, but they seemed to be standing guard in front of businesses in case of looting. But, according to CBS 2, there was no looting Tuesday night, and the officers left.

No one was hurt, but the damage resulted in a “complete loss” for the store.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation, fire officials said.