CHICAGO (CBS) — An arson suspect is in custody Monday afternoon, after an explosion and fire at former Chicago Bulls star Dwyane Wade’s former home in south suburban South Holland.
The explosion happened around 1:15 p.m. at a home in the 1700 block of East 158th Street in South Holland. A police officer at the scene said the home was once owned by former Chicago Bulls guard Dwyane Wade.
Neighbors said the flames were enormous within minutes.
“I came out and I said, ‘what was that?’ It was like a bomb went off,” Carolyn Cage said.
Neighbor Jose Ambrosio compared the explosion to an “earthquake.”
Authorities said an arson suspect was in custody. Police said the person was taken into custody a few blocks away from the scene, but would not provide further information on the suspect.
Wade played one season for the Bulls. He has played 13 of his 15 seasons in the NBA with the Miami Heat.