Neighbors help extinguish basement fire in Gurnee

By Jonah Nink
Daily Herald correspondent
Updated 10/5/2022 10:02 PM

Two neighbors took action Wednesday night to help stop a basement blaze at a house in Gurnee.

At 7:07 p.m., neighbors alerted Gurnee firefighters to the blaze on the 3400 block of Johns Manville Avenue, the fire department said.


When crews arrived, two neighbors were working to put out the fire with a garden hose through a basement window, authorities said.

Two of the home's three residents were home when the fire began but were outside by the time firefighters arrived.

The two neighbors and a male resident were evaluated for smoke inhalation by paramedics, authorities said.

The house sustained water and smoke damage but was still habitable.

Authorities said that fire likely originated in a gaming chair in the basement bedroom, though the exact cause is still under investigation.

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