WASHINGTON PARK, Ill. – An early morning fire badly burns a home in Washington Park, Illinois.

The good news is that no one is hurt. When crews arrived, they were worried three people were possibly trapped inside, but the Assistant Fire Chief, Ronnie Harris, told FOX 2 that no one was there at the time. Right now, it’s unclear what caused the fire to start, but the home is badly burned.

The Washington Park Police Department is just up the road from the home, and they’re the ones who actually called the fire in. Our Nissan Rogue Runner reporter Nic Lopez saw paramedics standing out next to a stretcher just in case people were trapped inside, but again, the people crews believe to live here were not there at the time of the fire.

Harris added that it didn’t take them very long to put the fire out. They got most of it under control within ten minutes.

FOX 2 will update this story with more information as it becomes available.