Evanston home damaged in structure fire

Nora Shelly, City Editor

A northeast Evanston home sustained moderate damage today after a fire on Thursday afternoon.

Evanston Fire Department crews were dispatched to the home, 2428 Prospect Ave., at just before 12:30 p.m, a news release said. The fire appears to have started in the basement and spread upwards through the home’s interior walls.

Fire crews from additional municipalities were called in to help stop the blaze, and the fire was contained within 15 to 20 minutes after the initial response, Evanston Fire Department division chief Paul Polep said.

“Everyone worked pretty fast and aggressively to extinguish it,” he said.

No one was injured in the fire, Polep said, and no one was in the house when crews arrived. The investigation into the cause is ongoing, but department officials believe it could have been an electrical fire.

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