PONTOON BEACH, Illinois -- A home near Horseshoe Lake in Pontoon Beach, Illinois caught fire early Tuesday morning, causing extensive damage.
The fire started at a home in the 3300 block of Lake Drive around 2:30 a.m. The owner of the home was inside, but was able to escape without injury. Officials said ammunition in the home allowed the fire to spread quickly.
Fire crews from Long Lake Volunteer Fire Department were able to get the fire under control by 3 a.m.
The initial cause of the fire is not known and authorities continue to investigate.