There was a fire in the neighborhood last night. Nate had just left, called us and said it was just up the street on Milwaukee. We strolled over, and the Discount Mega Mall was enveloped in smoke and flames. There was about 20 firetrucks and tons of other fire/police vehicles. They had blocked off about four square blocks to access the different areas of the building, and shut down the El line that went right nearby.
Apparently the building had ridiculous amounts of city violations, and should have been closed.
This is crappy video, and you can't really see the amount of smoke that was pouring out of the roof, but there's the story and good video here:
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