WEST HUMBOLDT PARK — A fire ripped through a West Humboldt Park Dollar Tree Tuesday night, causing major damage to the store but no one was injured.
Chicago Fire Department spokesman Larry Merritt said the store at 3401 W. Chicago Ave. had been looted. But it’s unclear when the looting occurred or what specifically caused the fire.
He said firefighters arrived on the scene to find “windows busted out, stuff strewn about.”
The Chicago Fire Department was notified of the fire just before 8:45 p.m. Firefighters put out the flames just after 10 p.m., Merritt said.
People have been damaging and vandalizing stores across Chicago over the last several days, separate from the peaceful demonstrations protesting the killing of George Floyd.
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