Firefighters Put Out Lake Forest Garage Fire, Find Person Dead

CHICAGO (CBS) — A person’s body was found inside a garage after emergency responders put out a small fire at a home on Sunday in north suburban Lake Forest, police said.

First responders were sent at 11:26 a.m. to a report of a garage on fire in the 700 block of Waveland Road, according to Lake Forest police and media at the scene.

When crews arrived, they found light smoke coming from the garage, police said. The flames were put out within three minutes.

A male, whose identity and age was not released on Sunday, was found dead in the garage, police said. Authorities were investigating how the fire started and what led to the death.

No other injuries were reported and damages were estimated at $1,000, police said.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2017. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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