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One Dead in Waukegan Senior High-Rise Fire

Fire on the 10th floor

 

Lilac Ledge Apartments, 542 Washington Street. (Google maps)

 

HighRise Ops Staff

WAUKEGAN, Illinois – Lake & McHenry County Scanner reported that Waukegan firefighters responded to the Lilac Ledge Apartments at 542 Washington Street, for a structure fire.

Firefighters found a fire on the 10th floor of the 12-story high-rise and contained the fire to the apartment.

Resident Hernandez-Martinez was found dead at the scene.

The Waukegan Police Department, the Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal, and the Lake County Coroner’s Office are investigating.

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