Two dozen fire departments responded to a large house fire in unincorporated Mundelein Friday morning that caused a portion of Route 60-83 to be shut down.
The Countryside Fire Protection District responded around 4:24 a.m. Friday to the 19300 block of West Lakeview Avenue in unincorporated Mundelein for a report of a structure fire.
Firefighters arrived within five minutes of the initial 911 call and found a two-story residential structure with active fire in a three-car garage.
The fire had extended to the second-floor living area of a home, according to Countryside Fire Protection District Battalion Chief Dan Ogurek.
Ogurek said that all occupants had evacuated the structure before crews arrived on the scene.
One resident was evaluated for injuries but did not need to be transported to the hospital.
Route 60-83 was shut down for an extended period of time to allow for water to be shuttled to the scene due to a lack of fire hydrants in the subdivision, Ogurek said.
The Mundelein Police Department and the Lake County Sheriff’s Office performed traffic control.
The building is uninhabitable and the American Red Cross is assisting the family with relocation.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation, Ogurek said.
The Countryside Fire Protection District was assisted by over two dozen fire departments during the fire, which was elevated to the third alarm level through the Mutual Aid Box Alarm System (MABAS).
Firefighters from the Lake Zurich, Libertyville, Mundelein, Lincolnshire-Riverwoods, Wauconda, Long Grove, Fox Lake, Lake Forest, Deerfield-Bannockburn, North Chicago, Barrington, Gurnee, Highland Park, Arlington Heights, Palatine, Palatine Rural, Round Lake, Cary, Glenview, Grayslake, McHenry, Wheeling, Lake Villa, Northbrook and Buffalo Grove fire departments assisted.