Two homes were damaged, including one that was left uninhabitable, after a Fourth of July fire in Huntley that sent flames and smoke billowing into the sky which was visible for miles.
The Huntley Fire Protection District and Huntley Police Department were called around 9:55 p.m. Sunday to the 10200 block of Central Park Boulevard in Huntley.
Firefighters arrived to find a two-story residential home that was fully engulfed in flames and smoke.
Huntley Fire Protection District Battalion Chief David Eeg said the residents of the home had already evacuated when crews arrived.
Firefighters extinguished the fire, which appeared to have started near the garage, in around 25 minutes. No injuries were reported to the residents or firefighters.
A second home adjacent to the original house fire sustained damage due to the heavy flames.
The first home was deemed a total loss and uninhabitable. The second home only sustained minor damage, Eeg said.
It is unclear what caused the fire, which remains under investigation. A damage estimate was not immediately available.