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Two fires break out within an hour in Crystal Lake

Firefighters extinguish a shed fire near Glen Avenue and Terra Cotta Avenue in Crystal Lake Sunday evening. | Photo: Alex Vucha.

Two separate fires, a house fire and a shed fire, broke out in Crystal Lake within an hour of each other Sunday evening, fire officials said.

The Crystal Lake Fire-Rescue Department responded around 7:29 p.m. Sunday to the 200 block of Corrine Avenue for a report of a structure fire.

Crystal Lake Fire Rescue Department Battalion Chief Bob Kohley said that firefighters arrived to find smoke coming from the upper floor of a tri-level home.

The Mutual Aid Box Alarm System (MABAS) was activated to bring additional firefighters to the scene from area fire departments.

All occupants of the home escaped safely. Firefighters made entry into home and found a second floor bedroom and its contents on fire.

No one was injured after a house fire in the 200 block of Corrine Avenue in Crystal Lake Sunday evening. | Photo: Alex Vucha.

Fire crews quickly extinguished the fire and began checking for extension into the attic and adjoining rooms, Kohley said.

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The fire was declared under control at 7:56 p.m. Damage to the structure and contents is estimated to be between $20,000 and $25,000.

While firefighters were still at the scene of the first fire, they received a call of another structure fire around 8:23 p.m. near Glen Avenue and Terra Cotta Avenue in Crystal Lake.

A shed caught on fire and firefighters quickly extinguished it within minutes. No injuries were reported in either fire.

The cause of the fires are under investigation by Crystal Lake fire investigators.


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