Police, firefighters and paramedics from Libertyville responded shortly after 3:20 a.m. Friday, August 13, 2021 to a report of a house fire in the block of 100 Johnson Street in Libertyville. Libertyville police on patrol discovered the house fire.
Firefighters on arrival by 3:30 a.m. reported a residential structure fully involved with fire.
A MABAS Division 4 Box Alarm #46-10 was activated at 3:36 a.m.
Firefighters, paramedics, command officers, and/or investigators from Countryside, Deerfield, Grayslake, Gurnee, Lake Bluff, Lake Forest, and Mundelein were assigned to the fire scene.
Firefighters, paramedics and/or command officers from Buffalo Grove, Lake Villa, Lincolnshire-Riverwoods, Long Grove, Newport, Round Lake, and Zion were assigned to stand by at Libertyville fire stations.
At least one person was confirmed dead at the scene Friday morning after a body was found inside the house after the fire was knocked. A major crimes task force, fire marshal and the Lake County Coroner’s Office were on the scene Friday morning.
The fire with a fatality is under investigation by the Libertyville Police Department, Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal, Libertyville Fire Department and the Lake County Coroner’s Office.
The information in this article is an early report published before any complete summary information was confirmed or released by police or fire authorities.
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