Dwyane Wade's former Chicago mansion destroyed in fire after explosion

Monica Otayza
Oct 25, 2018
10:10 A.M.
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Dwyane Wade's former home, which he stayed in while he was playing with the Chicago Bulls, was destroyed in a fire which came with a shocking explosion that troubled the property's surrounding neighbors. 

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On October 22, an explosion was heard in the south suburban neighborhood of South Holland, where Dwyane Wade's former mansion used to rest. According to CBS Chicago, the mansion of the former Chicago Bulls star located in the 1700 block of East 158th street caught fire at around 1:15 pm. The police officer confirmed that the house was once owned by the shooting guard. 

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Neighbors were startled by the sudden explosion which resulted in a fire, saying that it spread quite fast in a matter of minutes. Some of them even thought that there was an earthquake after an explosion shook the ground. 

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Some of these neighbors included Carolyn Cage and Jose Ambrosio, who said that they even came out thinking a bomb went off, comparing it to an earthquake. 

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The home was sold by Dwyane Wade in 2016 for $300,000 after he completed his contract with the Chicago Bulls to play for the Cleveland Cavaliers. He only played one season for the Bulls and another for the Cavaliers, before returning to his home team Miami Heat. After his 2017 to 2018 stint in the Cavaliers, he headed back home to Miami for one last ride, his last season in the NBA before retiring. 

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As for the arson suspect, CBS reported that he is already in custody and that he was caught by the police just a few blocks away from the scene. However, due to the on-going investigation, no other information was provided about the suspect. 

Dwyane now lives in Miami with his wife Gabrielle Union, whom he is fiercely protective of. With them in their humble abode are Wade's two children and nephew, who share an extremely tight relationship with Union despite not being blood-related. 

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