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Fire, possible explosion reported at Dwyane Wade’s former Dolton home

Firefighters douse a fire Monday afternoon in the 1600 block of East 158th Street in Dolton. | Justin Jackson/ Sun-Times

A person was in custody after reports of an explosion Monday afternoon at the former home of NBA player Dwyane Wade in south suburban Dolton.

A large fire was reported about 1:30 p.m. at the home in the 1700 block of 158th Street in Dolton, according to authorities at the scene. The house was the former home of the Miami Heat’s Dwyane Wade.

Police and fire officials said they had heard the fire started after an explosion, but those reports have not yet been confirmed, although they believe the fire is suspicious in nature.

One person of interest was in custody, according to Dolton Police Chief Robert Collins Jr. The person, who suffered burns, was treated by paramedics and was being questioned by detectives Monday afternoon.

Video by Justin Jackson | Firefighters responded to a fire at the former home of NBA star Dwyane Wade on Monday in south suburba
Firefighters battle a large fire at the former home of NBA player Dwyane Wade in south suburban Dolton. | Justin Jackson/Sun-Times
Firefighters battle a large fire at the former home of NBA player Dwyane Wade in south suburban Dolton. | Justin Jackson/Sun-Times