The Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal is assisting in an investigation after a fire and possibly an explosion heavily damaged a home in Libertyville Monday evening.
The Libertyville Fire Department and Libertyville Police Department responded around 6:40 p.m. Monday to the 500 block of East Golf Road in Libertyville for a structure fire.
A person driving by had spotted the fire and called 911.
Fire officials said the caller reported an explosion and the structure was on fire.
Firefighters arrived to find a single-family residential home well-engulfed in flames and smoke.
The incident was upgraded through the Mutual Aid Box Alarm System (MABAS) to bring additional fire departments to the scene.
Police officers temporarily shut down the surrounding area while fire crews worked at the scene.
It took firefighters well over an hour to get the fire under control.
Firefighters remained on the scene well into the night as the fire continued to flare up.
Fire officials said that firefighters were able to complete a search of the residence once the fire was under control.
Firefighters did not find anyone inside the home. No injuries were reported during the incident.
The home is uninhabitable and a damage estimate was not immediately available.
The Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal, Libertyville Fire Department, Libertyville Police Department and other fire department investigators are working to determine the cause of the fire.
Authorities did not say whether they believe the fire to be suspicious or not.
The Mundelein, Grayslake, Countryside, Lincolnshire, Gurnee, Round Lake, Lake Bluff and Lake Forest fire departments assisted at the scene.
The Lincolnshire-Riverwoods, Lake Villa, Newport, Buffalo Grove, Lake Zurich, Zion and North Chicago fire departments covered calls in Libertyville during the fire.