Firefighters squelched flames Monday night in an abandoned Frankfort Square house located behind .
No one was injured in the blaze and the extent of the damage was unknown around 11 p.m., officials said. The cause of the fire also hadn't been determined at that time. However, fire investigators plan to examine the site in the 20900 block of Frankfort Square Road, Assistant Chief Larry Rauch said.
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Monday's fire—it ignited shortly before 10:30 p.m.—was the third abandoned structure fire in the area of unincorporated Will County that firefighters have responded to within the past week, officials said.
Frankfort fire crews extinguished an abandoned house blaze near the intersection of 84th Avenue and U.S. Route 30 on April 4, and helped put out a silo fire in the 7300 block of 191st Street, near Tinley Park, on April 3, Rauch said, adding that investigators will be looking into the possibility of a connection among the fires.
Frankfort fire crews spent about 30 minutes getting flames in the most recent fire under control. A water tanker truck was on the scene because of the distance the house was from the nearest hydrant. But firefighters were able to run a line from a hydrant at Indian Trail, and the truck wasn't needed after all, Rauch said.
Seven fire units responded, including one from Matteson. Rauch said crews would be working well into the night extinguishing hot spots in the house and cleaning up the scene.