File Photo – Waukegan Fire Department | Photo: Woo-Sung Shim / Lake and McHenry County Scanner

No injuries were reported but nine residents were displaced after a fire broke out at a house in Waukegan and caused significant damage, officials said.

The Waukegan Fire Department responded around 1:20 a.m. Sunday to the 2300 block of Linden Avenue in Waukegan for a report of a structure fire.

Waukegan Fire Marshal Todd Zupec said firefighters encountered heavy smoke conditions upon arriving at the scene.

The incident was upgraded to a Working Still Alarm, which brought additional firefighters to the scene.

Firefighters investigated and found heavy fire in the basement of the single-family residence, Zupec said.

A search of the home was conducted and no one was found inside. It was confirmed they had evacuated prior to the fire department arriving.

Firefighters worked to extinguish the fire, which caused heavy damage, Zupec said. The home was deemed uninhabitable.

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No injuries were reported. Nine residents were displaced from the home and assisted by the American Red Cross.

Zupec said a damage estimate was not immediately available and the cause of the fire remains under investigation.