Two People Found Dead at Scene of House Fire on Park Ave West, Highland Park

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Two people were found deceased at the scene of a house on Park Avenue West in Highland Park early Wednesday, June 5, 2024 (Erik Runge/WGN News). YouTube Tips ⓘ

Two people were found deceased at the scene of fire in a one-story home in Highland Park overnight.

UPDATE: Suspect in custody …

Police, firefighters, and paramedics from Highland Park responded about 3:50 a.m. Wednesday, June 5, 2024 to a report of a house fire in the block of 1700 Park Avenue West in Highland Park. A 9-1-1 caller reported that a neighbor’s house had fire showing through the roof. Very large flames were visible from the house.

Firefighters elevated the fire department response to a Confirmed Fire Response by 3:53 a.m.

Battalion 33 reported a single-family home with fire through the roof.

The bodies of the two people were recovered by 3:57 a.m. while firefighters were also working to extinguish the house fire. Their identities were not initially disclosed.

No other injuries were reported.

Park Avenue West was closed between Ridge Road and Sunnyside Avenue in Highland Park.

The Lake County Major Crimes Task Force, and ATF were assigned to the scene to assist local fire investigators with the investigation. The Lake County Coroner’s

The home has been for sale since November 2023.

Firefighters battled a blaze at a home in Highland Park Wednesday morning where two people were found deceased (FOX 32 Chicago). YouTube Tips ⓘ

The information in this article is an early report published before complete summary information was confirmed or released by police or fire authorities.


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