A husband was killed, and his wife and a Good Samaritan were injured after a house fire in Round Lake Park late Thursday evening, fire officials said.
The Grayslake Fire Protection District responded at 11:55 p.m. Thursday to a possible structure fire in the 2500 block of Lippizan Lane in Round Lake Park.
Before firefighters arrived, there was a report of a man trapped inside the home and a woman injured outside the home. Fire crews arrived and found smoke showing from a one-story home.
A 73-year-old Good Samaritan, who lives nearby, suffered smoke inhalation when he tried rescuing the man trapped inside the home.
Firefighters entered the home and found the man, who was later pronounced dead. His wife, who had already escaped the home, suffered burn injuries and smoke inhalation. She was transported to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville in stable condition.
The Good Samaritan was also treated at Advocate Condell Medical Center. He has since been released.
Fire officials said that the couple, who has not yet been publicly identified, lived at the home, which is located in the Saddlebrook Farms subdivision where only people 55 years old and over are allowed to live.
The fire was deemed under control at 12:22 a.m. The cause of the fire, which is not believed to be suspicious in nature, is still under investigation by the Illinois State Fire Marshall’s Office and the Lake County Coroner’s Office.
The Grayslake Fire Protection District was assisted by the Greater Round Lake Fire Protection District, Mundelein Fire Department and the Wauconda Protection District.