A suposed empty house that was under rehab burned to the ground Wednesday. At around 12:26 pm. Lake County Police responded to a house fire in the 4700 block of W. 153rd Avenue in Lake Dale. Upon arrival Officers found the structure to be completely engulfed by fire. An area resident indicated an explosion had been heard just prior to the fire starting. Nothing remains of the residence. Mr. Richard Stone of Cedar Lake is listed as the homeowner.
Detective Michelle Dvorscak and Detective Sgt. Edward Jenkins indicated there was one reported injury resulting from the fire. They are investigating his role in the incident. The male subject that was injured was airlifted from St. Anthony Hospital in Crown Point to Loyola Medical Center. His condition is unknown at this time.
The residence was under rehab, and it is believed there was no one living in the home at the time of this possible arson fire.
This case remains under investigation.
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