A grass fire that started Tuesday afternoon near the Chicago Transit Authority train tracks northeast of Midway Airport spread into a paper recycling plant on the southwest side of Chicago.
Pushed by strong winds, it spread into piles of pallets and paper, coming very close to propane tanks and vats of acid.
The fire started around 4 p.m. near Waste Management of Illinois, Inc.’s recycling facility near 48th Place and Christiana Avenue. As a precaution, the CTA shut down power to the Kedzie station nearby for over three hours Tuesday evening, suspending Orange Line service entirely between the Midway Airport and Western stops.
Thanks and a tip of the hat go out to Bob.