CHICAGO (CBS)– A massive fire that broke out in the Back of the Yards neighborhood has been contained.
The fire, at 50th and Aberdeen streets, has been upgraded to a level one Hazmat situation due to chemicals in the area.
Still and Box / Level 1 Hazmat at 4900 S Aberdeen- per CFD, pic.twitter.com/8Xd03hcZPW
— Chicago Fire Media (@CFDMedia) January 9, 2020
The incident started as brush fire and is spreading to buildings and trees in the area. There is also heavy smoke and many people live in this area.
The Chicago Fire Department provided an update Thursday just after 7 a.m.
According to CFD, the fire burned trailers and there was a slight explosion.
The spokesperson described the scene as a “junk yard” with tractor trailers in an industrial area.
The fire majority of the fire is out and the incident is still under investigation.
This developing story.