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Two Worth fires produce no injuries

  • Written by Bob Rakow

  Fire officials are investigating thepage-2-3-col-fire2Paradise Fashions in Worth had “a significant” loss when a fire gutted the building Friday but there were no injuries. Photo by Jeff Vorva. cause of Friday afternoon fire at a Worth clothing store.
  The North Palos Fire Protection District also is looking into the cause of a Sunday morning fire that destroyed a detached garage near 114th Street and Nina Avenue, officials said.
  The fire at Paradise Fashions, 11142 S. Harlem Ave., was reported at about 12:15 p.m. and extinguished in about 25 minutes, Battalion Chief Paul Mackin said.
  “There was significant loss,” Mackin said.
  No one was injured in the blaze, which did not spread to the other businesses in the strip mall, he said. The store was closed and unoccupied at the time of the fire.
  Firefighters from Chicago Ridge as well the Palos Heights the Roberts Park fire protection districts helped battle the fire, Mackin said.
  No one was injured in the 5:13 a.m. garage fire, which damaged two cars that were parked outside, fire officials said. The blaze was extinguished in about 20 minutes.