Porch fire

Porches on fire in Lakeview neighborhood. (Reader photo / July 6, 2012)

Chicago Fire Department investigators believe a gas grill on a rear porch was responsible for igniting several porches in a Lakeview neigborhood apartment building, officials said.

The fire was reported at a three-flat building on the 3300 block of North Southport Avenue at 3:45 p.m., according to Chicago Fire Department officials.

The fire was raised to a 2-11 alarm, which calls for additional manpower.

Firefighters were dealing with high temperatures but officials said no injuries were reported.

Witnesses described the porches being fully engulfed.


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