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Firefighter injured after fire leaves Buffalo Grove home uninhabitable

A house fire broke out Monday afternoon in the 600 block of Patton Drive in Buffalo Grove, officials said. | Photo: John J. Kleeman.

One firefighter was injured after a house fire in Buffalo Grove which left the residence uninhabitable Monday afternoon, fire officials said.

The Buffalo Grove Fire Department responded around 12:03 p.m. Monday to the 600 block of Patton Drive for a report of a structure fire.

Police officers were first at the scene and reported seeing flames coming from the roof. Firefighters arrived shortly after when fire and heavy smoke was coming from the roof in the rear of the home.

The Buffalo Grove Fire Department said in a statement that roads were closed in the area for nearly three hours as firefighters from six departments responded to the scene.

A house fire broke out Monday afternoon in the 600 block of Patton Drive in Buffalo Grove, officials said. | Photo: John J. Kleeman.

The fire traveled from the upstairs bathroom and then into the attic. The Mutual Aid Box Alarm System (MABAS) was activated to bring additional firefighters to the scene.

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A portion of the home’s roof was destroyed and there was extensive damage to the attic and all three upstairs bedrooms along with a bathroom, officials said.

Water and smoke damage occurred on the first floor and in the basement of the home. Damage estimates to the house and its contents are estimated at approximately $150,000.

A house fire broke out Monday afternoon in the 600 block of Patton Drive in Buffalo Grove, officials said. | Photo: John J. Kleeman.

Three adults were in the home at the time of the fire but were able to get out safely. One firefighter was reportedly injured.

The fire caused Patton Drive to be closed between Chenault Road and Hawthorne Road from just after 12 p.m. until 2:45 p.m. when the fire was finally extinguished.

The house was deemed uninhabitable and will be inspected by the Buffalo Grove Building Division.

The cause of the fire has not yet been determined and remains under investigation.