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Fire causes damage to Second City theater offices

Associated Press

Chicago — Two firefighters and one other person have been injured in a fire in a building that houses the offices of Chicago’s famed Second City theater company.

Wednesday’s fire did not reach the theater in Chicago’s Old Town neighborhood that launched the careers of scores of comedians and actors, including John Belushi, Tina Fey and Bill Murray. However, Second City announced that shows and classes for the day have been canceled.

Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford tells reporters the fire apparently started in the kitchen of a restaurant next to the theater and spread through vents to the roof and caused extensive damages to the Second City offices.

There was no immediate information about the extent of the injuries suffered by the firefighters and the third person.