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Firefighter injured while battling house fire in Algonquin

The Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Protection District responds to a structure fire in the 2200 block of Tahoe Parkway in Algonquin Tuesday. | Photo: Tyler Tobolt / Lake and McHenry County Scanner.

A firefighter was injured while battling a fire at a home in Algonquin Tuesday evening that left the residence with significant damage.

The Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Protection District responded around 9:05 p.m. Tuesday to the 2200 block of Tahoe Parkway in Algonquin for a reported structure fire.

Fire crews arrived in five minutes and found a two-story single-family home with heavy flames and smoke coming from the rear exterior chimney.

Algonquin Fire Captain Steve Ciaccio said that crews initiated an aggressive offensive attack and brought the fire was under control within 15 minutes.

The Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Protection District responds to a structure fire in the 2200 block of Tahoe Parkway in Algonquin Tuesday. | Photo: Tyler Tobolt / Lake and McHenry County Scanner.

The occupants of the residence were evacuated from the home before the fire department arrived. They were uninjured.

One firefighter sustained minor injuries. The cause of the fire is under investigation and a damage estimate was not immediately available.

Ciaccio said that the home was deemed uninhabitable and the damage was significant.

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