Unoccupied home in Gurnee destroyed by fire
News-Sun staff report March 20, 2013 5:48AM
Lt. Joe Arnold with the Gurnee Fire Department (right) directs Newport firefighter Josh Keene where to spray the water to put out hot spots at a house fire at 2007 Belle Plaine Avenue in Gurnee Tuesday evening. The house was unoccupied and no firefighters were injured. Gurnee, Waukegan and Newport fire departments were on the scene and Mundelein, Zion, Lake Villa and Libertyville assisted coverage at Gurnee fire stations. | Michael Schmidt~Sun-Times Media
Updated: March 20, 2013 8:09PM
Authorities are investigating the cause of a fire which gutted a vacant Gurnee home.
Firefighters were called to the blaze at 2007 Belle Plaine Ave. Tuesday evening, March 19.
The house was not occupied at the time. The homeowner reportedly died last year.
When firefighters arrived, they found fire showing at the rear of the structure. It spread into the roof and one rear room. The cause of the blaze is undetermined and the fire investigation is ongoing. There was no damage estimate.
Gurnee, Waukegan and Newport fire departments were on the scene and Mundelein, Zion, Lake Villa and Libertyville departments assisted coverage at the Gurnee fire stations.