Two firefighters were injured while battling a second-alarm fire that caused a Mundelein home to be uninhabitable Saturday morning.
The Countryside Fire Protection District and Lake County Sheriff’s Office responded around 9:20 a.m. Saturday to a report of a structure fire in the 26200 block of Maple Avenue in unincorporated Mundelein.
A downed power line reportedly caught the roof of a house on fire, according to fire radio traffic.
Fire crews arrived and found the fire on the roof towards the back of the house and a power line down in the backyard, according to Countryside Fire Protection District Battalion Chief Russ Bach.
ComEd assisted in securing the downed power line, Bach said.
Firefighters entered the structure and extinguished the fire.
All occupants were able to evacuate the house prior to fire department arrival, Bach said.
Water tenders, which carry a large amount of water for firefighting, were requested because the area has no fire hydrants.
Bach said two firefighters were injured. One of them was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, he said.
The fire caused the home to be uninhabitable. The American Red Cross was requested to assist the residents, he added.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
The Countryside Fire Protection District was assisted by the Lake Zurich, Mundelein,
Lincolnshire-Riverwoods, Wauconda, Long Grove, Lake Forest, Deerfield-Bannockburn,
Highland Park, North Chicago, Wheeling, Barrington-Countryside, Glenview,
Northbrook, Barrington, Gurnee, Palatine Rural, Cary, Arlington Heights, Buffalo Grove, McHenry Township and Nunda Rural fire departments.