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Chicago playground engulfed in flames captured on drone video

Posted By on 06.20.18 at 08:55 PM

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A drone caught dramatic video of a fire in the ABLA/Brooks Homes in University Village Wednesday.

The footage shows playground equipment enveloped in flames in a courtyard in the middle of the public housing project, which is located off Loomis between 13th and 14th Streets. Thick smoke billowed into the air.

Firefighters could be seen at the scene hosing down the fire as it destroyed the equipment.

The video, by Robert Gigliotti at RRG Photography, was taken about 3:30 PM.

Chicago Police did not immediately have information on the fire. Fire officials said the fire was near 1300 S. Throop. There were no immediate reports of any injuries and the cause of the fire was not released.

The fire broke out just a few days after two people were killed in the area.

On June 18 at 4:50 AM, six people were shot nearby in the 1300 block of South Loomis, police said. A male teen, 17, and woman, 23, died from their injuries, while four others between the ages of 21 and 23 were treated at local hospitals for gunshot wounds, police said. The shooting took place when two cars drove around the block several times outside a large party and "someone started shooting," said Norma Pelayo, a police spokesperson.  

click to enlarge COURTESY RRG PHOTOGRAPHY
  • Courtesy RRG Photography
click to enlarge A fire broke out at the playground at ABLA-Brooks Homes Wednesday. - PHOTO COURTESY OF RRG PHOTOGRAPHY
  • Photo courtesy of RRG Photography
  • A fire broke out at the playground at ABLA-Brooks Homes Wednesday.

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