Fire officials say two residents were evaluated for minor injuries and a family pet was rescued by firefighters during a house fire in Round Lake Beach Tuesday evening.
The Greater Round Lake Fire Protection District responded around 8 p.m. Tuesday to the 1600 block of Woodridge Drive in Round Lake Beach for a report of a structure fire.
Dispatchers received a report of flames and smoke coming from the outside of a home, according to Greater Round Lake Fire Protection District Battalion Chief Jay Vande Berg.
Firefighters arrived on the scene within four minutes of the call and confirmed an active fire on the exterior of the house.
Two hose lines were used to extinguish the exterior fire that had spread into the attic and through the roof, Vande Berg said.
Officers from the Round Lake Beach Police Department assisted with the evacuation and accountability of the residents.
Two residents were evaluated by the ambulance as a precaution but neither of them sustained serious injuries.
One animal was rescued from the home by firefighters, Vande Berg said.
The fire was declared under control around 8:20 p.m. and the cause of the fire is currently under investigation.
Four engines, one ladder truck, two ambulances, three command officers and two investigators responded to the scene.
“As people gather for the holidays, the Greater Round Lake Fire Protection District would like to remind everyone that working smoke alarms save lives. Please take a couple of seconds to check your smoke alarms, because in a fire those seconds count,” Vande Berg said.