By Jen DeSalvo, WLS-AM 890 News & Traffic
Updated at 7:01 a.m.
(CHICAGO) An extra-alarm fire is burning at an industrial park in the Little Village neighborhood on the southwest side of Chicago.
The fire, which broke about 3:30 a.m., was escalated to a 5-11 alarm at 4:54 a.m. Upwards of 25 fire engines and five ambulances were called to the scene by that time.
Pallets inside of the warehouse are adding to the extra-alarm fire that started at a tire warehouse. It is being treated as a Level 1 Hazmat situation.
Both Western and 26th streets are closed to any traffic, and smoke from the fire is covering parts of the Stevenson expressway.
According to the Chicago Sun-Times, no injuries have been reported with the fire still blazing as of 5 a.m., police said. Chicago Fire Department officials could not immediately be reached for comment.
As of 6:30 a.m., the fire has been struck, though crews remain on the scene to chase hotspots. Street closures include 26th for the half-mile stretch between Western and California.