VIDEO: Detached Garage Destroyed in Fire at Home on Merle Ln East of Route 83, Wheeling

Video of detached garage fire on Merle Lane east of Route 83 in Wheeling Tuesday morning just before 10:00 a.m. (VIDEO CREDIT LARRY SHAPIRO)

Wheeling police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 9:52 PM Tuesday to detached garage fire at 697 South Merle Lane Wheeling, IL. Police and firefighter/paramedics received a report that a resident came home to find the garage on fire.

Wheeling Engine 23 crew reported seeing a smoke header in the sky while en route to the scene.

Firefighters were on the scene within five minutes and reported a fully-involved garage fire on arrival.

Firefighters from Arlington Heights and Buffalo Grove responded to assist Wheeling firefighters.

Police officers ordered evacuation of at least a couple of homes south of the garage. Winds at Chicago Executive Airport at 9:51 a.m. were reported to be NE at 17 MPH with gusts to 31 MPH.

The fire was reported “knocked” by about 10:19 a.m.

No report of any injuries was known at the time of this report.

LIVE TRAFFIC MAP of neighborhood of a detached garage fire at 697 South Merle Lane Wheeling, IL …


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