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Extra-alarm fire damages unincorporated Round Lake home

Dozens of firefighters respond to a house fire in the 35400 block of North Fairfield Road in unincorporated Round Lake Monday evening | Photo: Kurt Disch.

Over a dozen fire departments responded to a house fire in unincorporated Round Lake that caused flames to billow out from the structure Monday evening.

The Greater Round Lake Fire Protection District responded around 6:38 p.m. Monday to the 35400 block of North Fairfield Road in unincorporated Round Lake for a smoke investigation call.

Greater Round Lake Fire Protection District Chief Greg Formica said that a Round Lake Heights police officer on routine patrol noticed smoke in the air.

The fire department responded to the check the area and crews found smoke coming from a single-family home on Fairfield Road just south of Lake Shore Drive.

Additional resources were requested and firefighters entered the home to search for occupants, Formica said.

“Fortunately, no one was home at the time of the fire. Because of the proximity of hydrants in the area and the amount of fire found the crews requested additional units through the Mutual Aid Box Alarm System,” Formica said.

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16 fire departments from the surrounding area responded to the fire, which was brought under control in approximately one hour. Crews remained on the scene for almost three hours.

Formica said that no one was injured and fire investigators remained at the scene late Monday evening.


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