Gurnee garage fire causes no injuries, but lots of damage

A fire in Gurnee that burned a detached two-car garage nearly to the ground caused an estimated $110,000 in damage on Saturday, officials said.

The Gurnee Fire Department was dispatched at 5:04 p.m. Saturday to a fire on the 36000 block of N. Grandwood Drive, according to Battalion Chief David Douglass. The garage, approximately 24 feet by 24 feet, was roughly 20 feet from the two-story, single-family home, which also suffered damage, as did a car, boat and pop-up camper that all were in the driveway.

The fire appears to have been caused by a neighbor's fire pit, according to Douglass.

"Because of heavy winds coming out of the southwest, that was a factor in the fire," he said.

Current estimates listed $90,000 in property damage and $20,000 in content in the garage. There were no injuries.

It took about 30 minutes to put out the fire, and crews were on the scene for nearly two hours. They were assisted on the scene by Newport and Waukegan fire departments and the Lake County sheriff's department,

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