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.|
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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):
PHOTO: MPLS Fire Dept applying water on the fire.Chicago Food & Deli is one of the biz on fire. twitpic.com/clrvnn-- Greg Kellogg (@Overnightsat9) April 25, 2013
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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