Waukegan Man Injured in Fireworks Incident, Massive Waukegan Apartment Fire Same Night

Tim Vander Tuuk, WLIP News (7-6-21)

(Waukegan, IL)  One person was hospitalized with serious injuries after a weekend fireworks incident in Lake County. Fire officials say they were called on Saturday night to the 400 block of North County Street in Waukegan. When they arrived, they discovered a male in his 20’s with serious facial injuries, after an accident with a mortar type firework. The man was taken to Vista East, then flown to Advocate Lutheran Hospital in Park Ridge for further treatment. His current condition is unknown.

(Waukegan, IL)  A weekend fire in Waukegan left several people displaced from their homes. The blaze broke out Saturday night at a four unit complex in the 21-hundred block of Williamsburg. Fire officials say everyone inside the units was able to escape without injury, and crews were able to extinguish the flames. Fire and smoke damage, however, rendered the building uninhabitable, and the Red Cross was called to provide shelter for those affected. The cause of the incident was believed to be electrical in nature.