A house in Round Lake Heights was destroyed by a fire Saturday evening and the family’s dog was rescued, fire officials said.
The Greater Round Lake Fire Protection District responded around 5:05 p.m. Saturday to the 2300 block of Iroquois Lane in Round Lake Heights for a report of a structure fire.
Firefighters arrived and found heavy flames showing from the rear deck of the home. The fire began to spread to the rest of the house and crews worked for 30 minutes to get the fire under control.
The family dog was rescued and the family of five was not home at the time of the fire.
“Jen, Russ, and their three children were thankfully out of the house when it happened. Their dog, Ellie, was rescued by a family friend. We are all thankful they’re safe but everything they own is gone,” Stephanie Altman, a relative of the family, said in a GoFundMe post.
The GoFundMe account has already raised more than $1,000 so far. The home is uninhabitable and a cause for the fire has not been released yet.
Firefighters from Lake Villa, Countryside, Grayslake, Wauconda and McHenry also responded to the scene.