Fire, Possible Explosion Reported At Dwyane Wade’s Former Dolton Home

Jim Gudas
October 22, 2018 - 3:31 pm

DOLTON (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- One person was in custody after reports of an explosion Monday afternoon at the former home of NBA player Dwyane Wade in south suburban Dolton.

A large fire was reported about 1:30 p.m. at the home in the 1700 block of 158th Street in Dolton, according to authorities at the scene. The house was the former home of the Miami Heat’s Dwyane Wade.

Dolton Police Chief Robert Collins said as police responded to calls of an explosion and fire, they saw someone suspicious near the home.

"We have one person in custody as a person of interest that we need to interview in regards to the incident that happened here," Collins said. 

Dolton firefighters said they smelled some type of accelerant in the home as they were fighting the blaze.

"At this particular time, the fire is still under investigation. We are in the ambient stages at this point. We did make contact with the state fire Marshall to help us out with this," said Deputy Dolton Fire Chief Donald Rush.

Police and fire officials said there were reports that the fire started after an explosion, but those reports have not yet been confirmed. The fire appeared to be suspicious in nature.

The home was destroyed in the fire. No one was hurt.