photo from Dwight Fire

A single family house was completely destroyed by fire in the 500 block of Morris Road in Dwight around 10:20 this morning.

Dwight Fire Deputy Chief Justin Dyer said the first emergency unit arrived on scene within three minutes and reported a visible fire showing from the home.  

Arriving emergency units were able to determine that there were no civilians in house. The main body of fire was extinguished within 30 minutes of the 911 call. 

The cause of the fire is currently under investigation but does not appear to have any foul play involved. There were no injuries to firefighters or civilians. The estimated damages are between $50,000 and $75,000. 

The Dwight Fire Department was assisted on the scene by the Pontiac, Odell,  Emington Campus, Cullom, Braceville, Coal City, Morris, Cullom, Gardner, and Braidwood Fire Department as well as the Dwight EMS, Duffy EMS, and Dwight Police.

Other agencies to assist on scene were Nicor, Comed, MABAS Investigators, and Dwight Public Works. Changes of Quarter companies were the Limestone, Fairbury and SELCAS EMS to help assist in any other emergencies in the area during this emergency.