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No injuries after extra-alarm vacant house fire in Lake Zurich

Photo by Maggie Kowalik
Photo by Maggie Kowalik

No one was injured when a vacant residential structure caught fire Saturday in unincorporated Lake Zurich.

The Wauconda Fire District responded at 9:20 p.m. to the 25000 block of North Old McHenry Road for a report of a structure fire.

Upon arrival they were met with heavy fire that was coming through the roof of the medium, two-story vacant house, according to a statement from the fire district.

Due to a heavy volume of fire, crews were unable to make entry into the structure and they began defensive operations.

Incident command requested a second alarm from the Division 4 Mutual Aid Box Alarm System (MABAS) to bring in additional fire departments.

At around 10:30 p.m., the fire was deemed under control, and crews began searching for hidden fire until about 12:00 a.m., the Wauconda Fire District said.

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No injuries were reported in the incident.

Investigators are still looking into the cause of the fire, the fire district said.


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