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High-rise false alarm blocks downtown traffic

What turned out to be a false alarm at the Church Street Station condo high-rise at 1640 Maple Ave. tied up downtown traffic about 9:30 this morning.

What turned out to be a false alarm at the Church Street Station condo high-rise at 1640 Maple Ave. tied up downtown traffic about 9:30 this morning.

Most of Evanston’s fire units responded to the scene, and firefighters from one engine unrolled their hoses just in case the fire report actually had turned out to be true. But fire officials now say there was no fire and the engines and trucks had left the scene by about 10:15.

Traffic was blocked off on Church Street from Oak Avenue to Maple and on Maple Avenue from Church to Davis because of the fire trucks blocking the streets.

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