No one was injured and multiple businesses were damaged after a fire broke out at a tattoo shop in Gurnee Wednesday morning, fire officials said.
The Gurnee Fire Department and Waukegan Fire Department responded around 10:17 a.m. Wednesday to the Washington Crossings Shopping Center, 3900 Washington Street in Gurnee, for a report of a structure fire.
Gurnee Fire Department Battalion Chief Bob Heraver told Lake and McHenry County Scanner that firefighters arrived in four minutes and found flames coming from the front of a tattoo shop.
The windows were already broken and the shop was closed when emergency crews arrived.
Firefighters deployed two hose lines and engaged in offensive operations to fight the fire, Heraver said.
Conditions were favorable for firefighters because all occupants self-evacuated and there was a fire hydrant in front of the strip mall for a water supply.
The fire was brought under control at 10:35 a.m., Heraver said.
The tattoo shop occupied two spaces in the strip mall and sustained heavy fire and smoke damage.
Two adjoining businesses also sustained smoke damage and no injuries were reported, Heraver said.
Investigators from the Gurnee Fire Department and Newport Township Fire Protection District were at the scene until Wednesday afternoon.
The cause of the fire and a damage estimate were not available Wednesday evening.
Investigators will return Thursday morning to continue investigating, Heraver said.
The Mundelein, Zion, Lake Villa and Libertyville fire departments provided coverage for the village during the incident.