Limited damage after rubbish fire spreads to townhouse

Nora Shelly, City Editor

A rubbish fire spread to a south Evanston townhouse Saturday evening, resulting in damage to one unit of the building.

The Evanston Fire Department was dispatched to a fire Saturday at about 7 p.m. in the rear of a townhouse complex at 163 Asbury Ave., a news release said. A rubbish fire in the backyard of the complex had spread to the building.

Crews were able to contain the blaze after it spread to one unit of the townhouse. There were no reported injuries among residents or the fire crew.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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