Couple displaced by trailer fire receives aid from hotel

Updated 5/22/2020 9:53 PM

A cooking fire destroyed a trailer in Park City on Friday and displaced the couple living there.

But, Gurnee Fire Deparment Lt. Jim Gramer said, the couple were able to stay free overnight at Residence Inn by Marriott in Waukegan through an arrangement with the fire department.


Firefighters responded to the 3500 block of Elaine Avenue at 6:12 p.m. Gramer said a grease fire escalated after someone tried to put it out with baking flour.

There were no injuries. The trailer was a total loss because of smoke and water damage.

The couple, who had no insurance, had been renting, Gramer said.

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