Fire destroys home near Antioch

No one was injured in an early morning fire that destroyed a home near Antioch Friday morning, authorities said.

Det. Chris Covelli of the Lake County Sheriff's Office said police and fire were dispatched to the 40100 block of North Deep Lake Road for a residence on fire at 1:40 a.m.

Covelli said the home was unoccupied and under renovation.

Chief John Nixon of the Antioch Fire Department said a person driving down Deep Lake Road witnessed the fire and called 911.

He said fire units were on the scene within seven minutes. The house was completely engulfed in flames.

Deep Lake Road was closed between Grass Lake Road in Lake Villa and Route 173 in Antioch for about seven hours, officials said. Nixon said the fire department had the fire under control within three hours.

He added the entire home was destroyed.

Covelli said a preliminary investigation shows numerous space heaters were plugged into one extension cord inside the home. He said additional heating devices were also in the residence when the fire sparked.

He said the fire is not suspicious. The Lake County Sheriff's Arson Unit is investigating the blaze with the assistance of the Antioch Fire Protection District.

Firefighters from Lake Villa, Fox Lake, Spring Grove, Grayslake, Round Lake and Bristol, Wis., assisted at the scene.

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