No injuries reported in Shorewood basement fire

July 17, 2012

Shorewood - Police and firefighters responded to a basement fire at 4502 N Wildwood Avenue in Shorewood around 5 a.m., reporting approximately $5,000 in damage and no injuries, according to a North Shore Fire Department media release.

Shorewood police arrived at the property to find fire and heavy smoke in the basement. Once firefighters arrived and confirmed that everyone had been evacuated, the fire was quickly contained and extinguished.

The apparent cause of the fire was the inadvertent mixing of chemicals which had been stored under the basement stairs.

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