Early Morning Blaze Engulfs Historic Home Near 5th and Maple St.

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A fire engulfed a home near 5th Ave. and Maple St. in Maywood early Wednesday morning. | Photo provided. More photos of the fire below.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews

Firefighters from Maywood, Broadview, Melrose Park and other surrounding villages worked to put out a two-alarm house fire early Wednesday morning at a home near South 5th Ave. and Maple St., according to multiple reports.

An ABC 7 report noted that emergency crews closed down 5th Ave. between Randolph and Oak Street as firefighters tried putting the blaze out.

A report on Chicago Fire Map noted that the blaze, which started at around 5:45 a.m., may have spread to multiple houses in the area.

According to a Maywood Historic Preservation commissioner, the home was a Victorian structure that may have been a candidate for local landmark status.

So far, no injuries have been reported. More as this story develops. VFP

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The Maywood Old Timers Picnic || 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. || Maywood

Old Timers

Since its founding nearly 20 years ago, the Maywood Old Timers Picnic has become a source of history for those interested in mining the village’s rich past.

This year, the picnic will be held on Aug. 20, 12 p.m. to 8 p.m., at Maywood Veterans Memorial Park, 5th Ave. and Fred Hampton Way (or Oak St.).

Bring your family and friends. There will be food, fun and entertainment. For more information, call (708) 740-0747. Please leave a voicemail if you don’t get through.

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