Old abandoned Tinley Park Mental Health Center catches fire

The old abandoned Tinley Park Mental Health Center caught on fire Friday night.

According to Tinley Park Village Manager Patrick Carr, several agencies responded to the scene.

Fire officials were trying to get water to the building because, according to Carr, water is off in the area.

The Tinley Park Fire Department along with eight others were able to put the fire out by 11:30 p.m.


There were multiple fires started in one of the buildings, officials said.

"Unfortunately, this facility continues to be a threat to public safety and we are constantly responding to incidents at the state owned facility," Carr said.

The building has been vacant since 2012. 

Illinois State police and the state fire marshal are investigating.