A three-alarm fire broke out Friday night at a hookah bar in Chicago's Wrigleyville neighborhood, spreading to two other businesses located in the same one-story building creating so much smoke it could be visible from miles away.
The fire started about 5 p.m. at Samah Hookah Lounge at 3330 N. Clark St., near the CTA "L" Red Line tracks, the Chicago Tribune reports.
Nobody was injured in the blaze, which took firefighters about two hours to get under control, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. A woman and dog were rescued from the second floor of a building immediately south of the engulfed building and no other buildings were damaged in the fire.
At one point while firefighters were taking on the blaze, a smoke explosion was seen, sending debris across the street and knocking at least two firefighters down to the ground, DNAinfo Chicago reports.
Besides Samah, the one-story brick building where the fire began also houses restaurants Roadhouse 66 and Thai Classic. The building was a total loss.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
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