LAKE FOREST – The Lake Forest Fire Department was dispatched to the 0-100 block of W. North Avenue at 9:39 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, for a report of a basement fire. Lake Forest Police arrived on scene and assisted two elderly occupants from the home.
When fire crews arrived, they found smoke coming from the first and second floors of the single-family residence. The fire was extinguished in about 30 minutes. There were no injuries to civilians or emergency personnel.
Other departments assisting Lake Forest included; Lake Bluff, Knollwood, Libertyville, North Chicgao, Countryside, Lincolnshire, and Deerfield. Long Grove sent an ambulance to cover other calls in Lake Forest while crews worked to contain the fire.
The cause of the fire is under investigation. Preliminary estimates put the damage at $150,000.
From the LFFD