Police, Fire Marshall to Investigate Brown Avenue Explosion

Police, Fire Marshall to Investigate Cause of Brown Avenue Explosion

An early morning fire apparently caused by an explosion that may have been intentional is reportedly under investigation by the Evanston Police Department and the State Fire Marshall. The explosion occurred just before midnight on June 9 in the 1400 block of Brown Avenue, just a few blocks from Evanston Township High School. Five people were rescued from the home, three of whom were treated for minor injuries.

A statement from the Evanston Police Department said police officers and firefighters responded to a call of a house explosion at 11:30 p.m. on June 8.

“The initial investigation revealed that an unknown subject broke one of the first floor windows and then threw an unknown explosive device inside the residence. The device detonated causing significant damage to the house, including breaking some or all of the first floor windows. 

“The Evanston Police Department is working with the State Fire Marshal and other outside agencies to investigate this incident. There are no suspects in custody.

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