Fire Rips Through Brighton Park Paper Recycling Plant, Disrupts Orange Line Service

The Chicago Transit Authority shut down the Orange Line between Western and Midway because of the extra-alarm fire.

Video Transcript

- But first, we want to get right to that breaking news we've been monitoring for just over an hour now. Chopper 2 live over a fire at a paper recycling plant in the Brighton Park neighborhood. That fire is burning right along the CTA tracks and because of that, all Orange Line service has been suspended between Western and Midway.

- This was how it looked during "CBS2 News at 5:00." You could see the fire roaring there, large piles of paper burning outside the plant at 48th and Christiana. Containers of acid were also on fire and nearby propane storage containers threatened.

The fire did spread inside at least one building, but we don't know the extent of the damage.

Back live with Chopper 2, firefighters tell us today's winds certainly helped fuel the flames. We will continue to follow this here on CBS2 and our digital streaming network, CBSN Chicago.