Investigators Return To Scene Of Dolton Fire Looking For Cause

The south suburban home used to belong to NBA star Dwayne Wade.

Bernie Tafoya
October 26, 2018 - 12:05 pm

CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- Investigators were back at the scene of a suspected arson fire at the south suburban home that used to belong to NBA star Dwayne Wade.

State fire marshal and local investigators climbed over parts of the rubble of the home that used to stand in the 1600 block of East 158th Street in Dolton. A state fire marshal K-9 unit and an insurance investigator were on-the-scene, as well. 

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At one point, an investigator standing ran his fingers through the remains and brought it to his nose. From the street, the odor of the charred rubble can still be smelled.

Detectives had been questioning a person about the fire, but the person was released without being charged. 

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Police had said they were looking into a connection between that person and the owner of the house, an LLC, a Limited Liability Company.

Officials said the fire began around 1:15 p.m. Monday.

The home was sold in 2016.