Fire crews fought a giant blaze at a furniture warehouse in Woodridge, Illinois on 21 April. Officials say a multiple-alarm blaze broke out at the 700,000-square-foot Harlem Furniture warehouse around 6pm local time.
Lemont Fire Protection Chief George Rimbo confirmed a three-alarm that began around 6pm and burned well past sunset. Firefighters are expected to be work the fire overnight. The building is a total loss, with the roof and walls collapsing.
No one was reported to be injured in the fire. About 50 people reportedly were evacuated from the building. Rimbo told reporters ATF will investigate the fire's cause due to the huge amount of damage.
"In the early evening on Thursday, April 21, a fire broke out at our main Distribution Center in Woodridge, Ill," a spokesperson for The RoomPlace said in a statement. "While the cause of the fire remains unknown, fire crews arrived onsite immediately to address the situation and diffuse the fire.
"Our immediate focus is on our employees. We'll continue to work with the Woodridge Police and Fire Department and will provide additional updates as they are available," the statement continued.