Fire Breaks Out in Popular Wicker Park BBQ Restaurant

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A fire broke out in the popular Wicker Park barbecue restaurant, Lillie's Q, late Thursday.

No one was injured in the fire inside the restaurant at North and Wolcott, according to a Chicago Fire Department spokesman. Police said the fire was reported at 11:40 p.m.

A spokesman for the Chicago Fire Department declined to provide further information.

It is unclear how much damage the fire caused. Firefighters cut into the roof to get at the blaze, according to dispatch reports.

Prize-winning barbecue Chef Charlie McKenna named the restaurant after his Grandmother Lillie, according to the restaurant's website. McKenna could not immediately be reached for comment early Friday.

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