A home purchased by a new owner last month was engulfed in flames today on Hawthorne Lane as firefighters from at least 10 nearby communities assisted the Highland Park Fire Department battling the blaze.
Flames were shooting from two spots on the roof at approximately 2:45 p.m. today. The battalion chief in charge at the scene was unable to give any information until the fire was under control.
The home at 1540 Hawthorne Lane was sold in October for $1,224,500, according to information on the multiple listing service.
Firefighters from Highwood, Deerfield Bannockburn Fire Protection District, Northbrook, Glencoe, Northfield, Wilmette, Libertyville, Skokie, Knollwood and Prospect Heights were observed on the scene.