Evanston fire investigators say a fire on the city’s west side Monday night was intentionally set.

Fire units responding to 911 calls about 8:15 p.m. say they found the rear of the building at 1925 Grey Ave. engulfed in flames.

Fire fighters entered the back of the building to fight the blaze while other units worked the fire from the front of the structure.

Division Chief Tom Janetske says the fire severely damaged the back of the building and the second floor and smoke and water entered areas that weren’t burned.

The fire was fully extinguished by about 10 p.m., and no injuries were reported.

The fire displaced four adults and two children, but Janetske says they were able to find alternate housing.

Janetski says fire investigators are working closely with police, but no arrests have been made yet.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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