Chicago Avenue Deli goes up in flames [PHOTOS]

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The dramatic blaze, which is now under control, resulted in a couple blocks of Chicago Avenue being closed this morning.
The Chicago Avenue Deli, located at 25th Street and Chicago Avenue in south Minneapolis, went up in flames overnight.

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A fire at the building was first reported at about 3:30 a.m., with the blaze intensifying a couple of hours later. Though the precise extent of the damage isn't clear at this point, it certainly looks as though the building is a complete loss.

Via Fox 9's Greg Kellogg, here are photos of the blaze, from earliest (top) to newest (bottom): Sadly, the fire comes shortly after the deli finished repairs needed after the building was significantly damaged in January by a conversion van that slammed into it in the middle of the night.

Though the blaze did set off smoke alarms at the neighboring Children's Hospital, it appears other structures escaped unscathed. Thankfully, no injuries have been reported.

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digitalprotocol
digitalprotocol topcommenter

the somalis are perpetuating the terrible stereotypes of urban black males in America. Instead of creating their own culture they have adopted the tired young black male persona. This is why that school fight happened. 



bahhh
bahhh

Wow, digitalprotocol, what a disgusting reply.  This was my favorite gyro place, they were fantastic.  Really sad to hear this.  I hope they can rebuild!

digitalprotocol
digitalprotocol topcommenter

nobody ever eats there  -- its just some ghetto ass market


i would wager my paycheck the somalis burned it down to collect insurance money

Eva Chavarria Hunter
Eva Chavarria Hunter

Wow, glad there were no injuries and heard the firemen were called out there twice since flames were said to be heading toward Children's Hospital.

digitalprotocol
digitalprotocol topcommenter

@bahhh are you fkn kidding! thats where you buy gyros... those guys have never seen a gyro and have never been to chicago. I lived a block from there and the situation is terrible. straight up 3rd world no law type shit going on in little mogudishu. Drive down 24th and try to disagree. 

Slice of new york, falafal king, soho, many more places to get a gyro than some african run shithole

noh8
noh8

You work? Really? Hard to believe asshole.

digitalprotocol
digitalprotocol topcommenter

@noh8 i wish i didn't have to ...like somalis...who get large checks from govt.

what else you got faceless internet loser

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