Firefighters battle blaze at partly-built Gurnee hotel

August 23, 2011 8:48:39 PM PDT
Firefighters were working Tuesday night to control a fire at a hotel under construction in north suburban Gurnee.

The fire started around 7 p.m. at the holiday inn on Grand Avenue just west of the Tri-State Tollway.

Police say nearly a mile stretch of Grand Avenue between Hunt Club Road and Dilleys Road has been shut down due to the fire.

The hotel is undergoing renovations. No guests were inside when the fire started.