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3-alarm fire rips through Waukegan apartment building; displaces 100 people

(Video by Katherine Matias)

A massive 3-alarm fire heavily damaged an 84-unit apartment building in Waukegan Saturday afternoon, leaving over 100 people displaced.

Firefighters were called at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday to Buckingham Place Apartments, 3040 West 8th Street in Waukegan, for a report of a structure fire.

The Waukegan Fire Department utilized the Mutual Aid Box Alarm System (MABAS) and called for a 3rd alarm which brought in numerous fire departments from the area to help battle the fire.

Photo posted on Twitter by the American Red Cross of Chicago

The fire heavily damaged the 84-unit apartment building. Waukegan Fire Marshall Todd Zupec said that the fire damaged several floors and spread up to the roof. 100 to 120 residents were displaced; however, none of them were injured, officials said.

Nine American Red Cross volunteers were called to the scene to help the displaced residents. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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Photo by Dawn Toy.

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