LOSS: Fire Destroys Apartment and Retail Building In Auburn Gresham

400 W. 79th Street Apartment Building and Vincennes Food Mart in Auburn Gresham. Lost to fire May 2020. Photo Credit: Google Street View

400 W 79th Street Apartment Building and Vincennes Food Mart in Auburn Gresham. Lost to fire May 2020. Photo Credit: Chicago Fire Department Media

“A fire broke out May 19 in an Auburn Gresham food market, with two firefighters suffering minor injuries.

“Just before 6 a.m., the three-alarm blaze swept through the Vincennes Food Mart, 400 W 79th St. A grocery store on the first floor and apartments above it were destroyed, with the fire spreading to a neighboring building.

“All residents were safely evacuated, but the building was destroyed and residents have been displaced.” (Nesbitt Golden, Block Club Chicago)

Read the full story at Block Club Chicago

Fire Destroys Vincennes Food Mart In Auburn Gresham; Two firefighters suffered minor injuries, fire officials said. The building will need to be demolished, Jaime Nesbitt Golden, Block Club Chicago, 5/19/20

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