Family members and pets were able to escape from a home that caught fire near Huntley and caused nearly $100,000 in damage Sunday evening, fire officials said.
The Huntley Fire Protection District responded around 8:46 p.m. Sunday to the 41W100 block of Powers Road in unincorporated Huntley for a report of a structure fire.
Firefighters arrived to find moderate smoke coming from the garage of the home, according to Huntley Fire Protection District Battalion Chief Eric Bentley.
The homeowner had begun to extinguish the flames on the exterior of the home with a garden hose prior to firefighters arriving, Bentley said.
Firefighters extinguished the blaze, which was contained to the exterior of the garage and attic above the garage.
All family members and pets were able to escape safely without any injuries, Bentley said.
The cause of the fire is currently under investigation but officials say it appears to have been accidental.
The damage to the home is estimated at $75,000.
“We would like to remind the residents that smoke alarms and discussing a family meeting place helps save lives,” Bentley said.
Firefighters from Algonquin, Pingree Grove, Marengo, Woodstock, Barrington-Countryside, Fox River Grove and Crystal Lake fire departments also responded to the incident.