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Fire causes heavy damage to unoccupied Algonquin home

Firefighters respond to the 900 block of Applewood Lane in Algonquin for a house fire late Wednesday evening. | Photo: Tyler Tobolt / Lake and McHenry County Scanner.

A home under renovation caught fire late Wednesday evening in Algonquin and remains under investigation, fire officials said.

The Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Protection District responded around 10:23 p.m. Wednesday to the 900 block of Applewood Lane in Algonquin for a structure fire.

Firefighters arrived four minutes later and found a two-story single-family home with heavy flames coming from the rear exterior of the home.

Deputy Fire Chief John Knebl said that crews initiated an aggressive attack and got the fire under control at 10:42 p.m.

Firefighters were told by neighbors that the house was unoccupied and under renovation. No firefighters or civilians were injured, Knebl said.

Firefighters respond to the 900 block of Applewood Lane in Algonquin for a house fire late Wednesday evening. | Photo: Tyler Tobolt / Lake and McHenry County Scanner.

Firefighters left the scene after extinguishing the fire but were called back around 4:15 a.m. after the fire rekindled.

When firefighters arrived the second time, they found heavy flames coming from the roof.

The Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Protection District was assisted by the Algonquin Police Department, Cary Fire Protection District, Huntley Fire Protection District, Crystal Lake Fire Department and Fox River Grove Fire Protection District.

The cause of the fire is currently under investigation. A damage estimate was not immediately available.


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