A house was left uninhabitable after a fire caused damage to the garage of the home Thursday afternoon in Algonquin, fire officials said.
The Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Protection District responded around 2 p.m. Thursday to the 1400 block of Yosemite Parkway in Algonquin for a call of a structure fire.
A neighbor called 911 to report smoke coming from the garage of a residence.
Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Protection District Deputy Chief John Knebl said firefighters arrived to find a two-story single-family home with smoke and flames coming from an attached garage.
Fire crews initiated an aggressive fire attack on the involved structure and began checking the rest of the home for fire extension.
A thorough search of the home and garage was completed, Knebl said. “Thankfully, no one was home at the time of the incident.”
The fire was under control within approximately 15 minutes. No firefighters, civilians or pets were injured.
There was smoke damage to the inside of the home and smoke and fire damage in the garage, Knebl said.
The home was deemed uninhabitable.
The Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Protection District was assisted by the Algonquin Police Department, Cary Fire Protection District, Huntley Fire Protection District, Crystal Lake Fire Rescue Department and the Fox River Grove Fire Protection District.
Village of Algonquin snow plows applied salt to the street after water run-off caused icy conditions.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation. A damage estimate was not immediately available.