How did they put it out?
A Chicago factory that manufactures chemicals in fire extinguishers was destroyed around 9 p.m. last Thursday night.
Within 30 minutes of the fire alarm being raised, the building, which housed many businesses in addition to the chemical factory, was completely consumed by fire.
More than 150 firefighters were on scene, battling the fire for around three hours before the blaze was finally put it out. Part of the reason that it took so long for the blaze to be put out is because firefighters were having a difficult time getting enough water to fight the flames. Their solution was to perform an “inline operation,” where six trucks were spread out over a mile, and connected by hoses to pipe water.
Flames could be seen from miles away, and a thick black smoke crowded a nearby highway. The building has been damaged beyond repair, but nobody was injured in this incidence, which means it’s okay for us to joke about.
Expect a fire extinguisher shortage in the upcoming months. It’s uncertain whether or not there will be a shortage, so you should probably start stockpiling them. I bought 15 of them last night.