Authorities are continuing to investigate a fire that caused an unoccupied building to be fully engulfed in flames at a mulch supplier in North Chicago Saturday evening.
The North Chicago Fire Department and North Chicago Police Department responded around 7:20 p.m. Saturday to the area of Bittersweet Avenue west of Route 41 in North Chicago for a report of a structure fire.
Fire crews arrived and reported a single-story building at The Mulch Center, 12660 Bittersweet Avenue, was fully engulfed in flames, according to fire radio traffic.
There were no other structures immediately nearby and the fire completely destroyed the building.
North Chicago Fire Department Lieutenant Herrera told Lake and McHenry County Scanner that the structure was newly built and unoccupied at the time.
No injuries were reported and it is unclear yet what caused the fire.
The investigation is ongoing, Herrera added.