Fire causes extensive damage to vacant townhouse near Oak Brook

  • Investigators look over the scene Thursday of a blaze in a vacant townhouse in the 2S700 block of Latour Street near Oak Brook.

      Investigators look over the scene Thursday of a blaze in a vacant townhouse in the 2S700 block of Latour Street near Oak Brook. Bev Horne | Staff Photographer

  • Firefighters wrap up at the scene of a Thursday morning fire in a vacant townhouse near Oak Brook.

      Firefighters wrap up at the scene of a Thursday morning fire in a vacant townhouse near Oak Brook. Chacour koop | Staff Photographer

  • The scene Thursday of a blaze in a vacant townhouse in the 2S700 block of Latour Street near Oak Brook.

      The scene Thursday of a blaze in a vacant townhouse in the 2S700 block of Latour Street near Oak Brook. Bev Horne | Staff Photographer

 
 

The investigation continues into what triggered a fire Thursday morning in a vacant townhouse on the 2S700 block of Avenue La Tours West near Oak Brook.

Firefighters were called to the scene in unincorporated DuPage County at 5:25 a.m., authorities said, and found the townhouse completely engulfed in flames.

The townhouse was being renovated at the time and no one was inside, the DuPage County sheriff's office said in a news release.

No injuries were reported, York Center Fire Protection District Deputy Chief Rick Sanborn said.

Extensive damage was visible on the second story in one unit of the six-unit townhouse building.

Firefighters from York Center, Oak Brook, Lombard and Villa Park responded.

The cause of the blaze is under investigation by the DuPage County Fire Investigation Task Force.

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