The Evanston Fire Department received 911 reports of a roof fire at 1125 Dewey, at approximately on June 18, said Division Chief Tom Janetske.
Upon arrival, Engine Company 24 reported heavy fire from the roof in the rear of the building. Additional fire and medical units were called to the scene to assist with extinguishing the fire.
The building was unoccupied at the time of the fire; there were no civilian injuries; but three firefighters sustained minor injuries, said Chief Janetske.
The fire was extinguished around Fire damage was severe on the second and third floors of the building, and damage was estimated at $200,000.
Due to efforts of firefighters to protect the two residential dwellings on both sides, damage was limited to the building at 1125 Dewey. Residents of the buildings on both sides of 1125 Dewey were allowed to return home by
Evanston fire investigators say the cause of the fire is still under investigation. Fire investigators completed a preliminary investigation, and turned the building over to the property owners for investigation by their insurance company, said Mr.Janetske.