Property in Lake in the Hills caught fire on Tuesday afternoon, causing $375,000 in damage although no injuries were reported. Additionally hurt was a neighboring house. Tuesday around 2:20 p.m., the 200 block of Stickley Lane in Lake in the Hills received a complaint of a structure fire. The Huntley Fire Protection District responded.
According to Huntley Fire Protection District Deputy Chief Patrick Fortunato, when firefighters arrived, they discovered intense fire conditions coming from the back of the two-story house.
The first arriving fire crews set up a water supply from a nearby fire hydrant and established a hose line deployment and fire attack from the back of the house. In order to stop the fire from spreading, Fortunato added, crews set up more hose lines and went inside the house as well as the one next door.
The home’s occupants were all able to leave it without incident. No other inhabitants were discovered after firefighters searched the home once more. According to Fortunato, the majority of the fire was located in the attic, on both levels, and at the back of the house. The fire was swiftly put out by firefighters.
According to Fortunato, a nearby house that was exposed to the fire’s heat suffered non-structural damage. Then, to guarantee that the fire didn’t spread further, firefighters carried out a thorough overhaul. Two cars in the garage were destroyed by fire exposure, while the house suffered significant smoke damage. The house had functional smoke detectors, and no injuries were reported as a result of the incident, Fortunato stated.
The initial damage estimate is $375,000, and the cause of the fire is still being looked into. The house is still unlivable. The Algonquin-Lake in the Hills, Crystal Lake, Fox River Grove, Marengo, South Elgin, and Woodstock fire departments aided the Huntley Fire Protection District at the scene and with covering the district for other calls.