A fire that destroyed a three-car garage and left a residence uninhabitable in McHenry is under investigation, officials said.
The McHenry Township Fire Protection District responded around 9:36 p.m. Tuesday to the 6600 block of Cork Lane in McHenry for a report of a structure fire.
Firefighters along with the McHenry Police Department arrived to find a two-story residence with heavy fire from a three-car attached garage.
The fire was spreading to the second floor of the home. Two adults, three children and a dog who were in the residence escaped before emergency crews arrived.
Battalion Chief David Harwood said that firefighters quickly began extinguishing the fire and searching the residence for additional occupants.
Firefighters also began ventilating the heat and smoke and checking the interior of the house for fire extension.
Flames were located inside on the first floor and extinguished. The fire was brought under control within 30 minutes and fully extinguished within an hour, Harwood said.
The Mutual Aid Box Alarm System (MABAS) was activated to bring additional resources from other fire departments.
Firefighters from Nunda-Rural, Woodstock, Fox Lake, Wonder Lake, Richmond, Round Lake, Cary, Spring Grove, Lake Villa and Crystal Lake fire departments assisted McHenry.
There were no injuries reported and the home was deemed uninhabitable. A damage estimate was not immediately available.
The cause of the fire is under investigation by investigators with the McHenry Township Fire Protection District and McHenry Police Department.