Flames engulf unoccupied Skokie home being remodeled
SKOKIE, Ill. - No one was injured Tuesday morning after firefighters extinguished a large blaze in an unoccupied home that was being remodeled in north suburb Skokie.
An on-duty Skokie police officer noticed the fire about 5:45 a.m. in the 5200 block of Fargo Avenue, according to Skokie police spokesman Eric Swaback.
Crews responded and closed down a nearby service street, he said. The home was totally engulfed in flames.
The fire was extinguished about 6:35 a.m., according to Skokie Deputy Fire Chief Kathleen Furgala.
The two-story, single-family home was being remodeled, she said. The cause of the fire is under investigation.