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3 families displaced after fire damages multi-unit townhome complex in Algonquin

Firefighters quickly extinguish a townhouse fire in the 2600 block of Williamsburg Drive in Algonquin Wednesday evening. | Photo: Tyler Tobolt / Tri-State – USFiR Photography.

Three families were displaced late Wednesday evening after heavy flames damaged a multi-unit townhome complex in Algonquin, fire officials said.

The Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Protection District responded around 11 p.m. Wednesday to the 2600 block of Williamsburg Drive in Algonquin for a report of a structure fire.

Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Deputy Fire Chief John Knebl said first arriving fire crews arrived on the scene within four minutes.

Firefighters found a multi-unit townhome complex with heavy fire conditions coming from the front of the home.

The fire was upgraded through the Mutual Aid Box Alarm System (MABAS) for additional units to battle the fire.

Firefighters quickly extinguish a townhouse fire in the 2600 block of Williamsburg Drive in Algonquin Wednesday evening. | Photo: Tyler Tobolt / Tri-State – USFiR Photography.

Knebl said crews initiated an aggressive offensive attack from the outside before making entry into the unit. The main body of the fire was under control in ten minutes.

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All residents of the multi-unit structure had evacuated their homes prior to the arrival of firefighters, Knebl said.

Three families were displaced due to the fire and smoke damage. No firefighters or civilians were injured.

The Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Protection District was assisted by Cary, Huntley, Crystal Lake, Carpentersville, Barrington, Fox River Grove, McHenry, Rutland-Dundee, Barrington-Countryside and West Dundee fire departments.

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