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posted: 6/12/2012 4:30 PM

Mobile homes destroyed in Antioch area fire

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  • A Lake Villa firefighter sprays water on the remains of a mobile home as he joined other Lake County firefighters who battled a fire involving multiple mobile homes in Grass Lake Landing on Tuesday near Antioch. Fire departments from Antioch, Lake Villa, Fox Lake and Gurnee assisted in the multiple alarm fire.

       A Lake Villa firefighter sprays water on the remains of a mobile home as he joined other Lake County firefighters who battled a fire involving multiple mobile homes in Grass Lake Landing on Tuesday near Antioch. Fire departments from Antioch, Lake Villa, Fox Lake and Gurnee assisted in the multiple alarm fire.
    Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

  • An Antioch firefighter inspects the damage after Lake County firefighters battled a fire involving multiple mobile homes in Grass Lake Landing on Tuesday near Antioch. Fire departments from Antioch, Lake Villa, Fox Lake and Gurnee assisted in the multiple alarm fire, which destroyed at least three homes.

       An Antioch firefighter inspects the damage after Lake County firefighters battled a fire involving multiple mobile homes in Grass Lake Landing on Tuesday near Antioch. Fire departments from Antioch, Lake Villa, Fox Lake and Gurnee assisted in the multiple alarm fire, which destroyed at least three homes.
    Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

  • Fire crews on the scene at a mobile home fire near Antioch where several units were either destroyed or damaged.

      Fire crews on the scene at a mobile home fire near Antioch where several units were either destroyed or damaged.
    Courtesy of ABC 7

  • An Antioch firefighter sprays waters on the remains of one mobile home as he joined other Lake County firefighters Tuesday battling a fire involving multiple mobile homes near Antioch. Fire departments from Antioch, Lake Villa, Fox Lake and Gurnee assisted in the multiple alarm fire, which destroyed at least three homes.

       An Antioch firefighter sprays waters on the remains of one mobile home as he joined other Lake County firefighters Tuesday battling a fire involving multiple mobile homes near Antioch. Fire departments from Antioch, Lake Villa, Fox Lake and Gurnee assisted in the multiple alarm fire, which destroyed at least three homes.
    Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

  • Gilbert R. Boucher II / gboucher@dailyherald.comAn Antioch firefighter sprays waters on the remains of one mobile home as he joined other Lake County firefighters battling a fire involving multiple mobile homes in Grass Lake Marina & R.V. Park Tuesday near Antioch. Fire departments from Antioch, Lake Villa, Fox Lake and Gurnee assisted in the multiple alarm fire.

      Gilbert R. Boucher II / gboucher@dailyherald.comAn Antioch firefighter sprays waters on the remains of one mobile home as he joined other Lake County firefighters battling a fire involving multiple mobile homes in Grass Lake Marina & R.V. Park Tuesday near Antioch. Fire departments from Antioch, Lake Villa, Fox Lake and Gurnee assisted in the multiple alarm fire.

  • A fire destroyed multiple mobile homes Tuesday in a trailer park near Antioch used primarily by boaters who access the nearby Chain O' Lakes. No injuries were reported, and investigators do not believe the cause of the fire is suspicions

       A fire destroyed multiple mobile homes Tuesday in a trailer park near Antioch used primarily by boaters who access the nearby Chain O' Lakes. No injuries were reported, and investigators do not believe the cause of the fire is suspicions
    Gilbert Boucher | Staff Photographer

  • Video: Mobile home fires near Antioch

 
 

Fire destroyed at least three mobile homes and seriously damaged a fourth Tuesday at an Antioch Township trailer park serving mostly temporary residents who stay there on weekends while boating on the adjacent Chain O' Lakes.

Firefighters battled high winds to put out the fires, which occurred at the Grass Lake Landing, in the 26000 block of West Heart O' Lakes Boulevard.

Lt. Chris Lienhardt of the Antioch Fire Protection District said the fire broke out at about 11:40 a.m. at the small trailer park. Flames were largely extinguished within about 45 minutes. Some small propane tanks exploded during the blaze due to the heat from the fire.

"We have no reports of injuries at this point, but the winds are making it tough to knock the fire down," Leinhardt said Tuesday as firefighters battled the blaze.

Additional fire departments on the scene included Fox Lake, Lake Villa and Gurnee. Fire Chief John Nixon said firefighters left the scene at 2:20 p.m.

At this point, it is unclear what sparked the blaze, Leinhardt said. Nixon added that the department does not believe the cause to be suspicious.

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