Two police officers were treated after rescuing an unconscious victim from a fire at a hotel in Crystal Lake early Wednesday morning, fire officials said.
The Crystal Lake Fire Rescue Department and Crystal Lake Police Department responded around 3:57 a.m. to Country Inn and Suites Hotel, 600 Tracy Trail in Crystal Lake, for an activated fire alarm.
The hotel manager called 911 to report a smell of smoke, Crystal Lake Fire Chief Paul DeRaedt said.
Crystal Lake police officers arrived first and reported the building’s fire sprinkler system had activated and that the fire was out.
Police officers removed an unconscious subject from the room where the fire originated, DeRaedt said.
The victim was transported to an area hospital for evaluation of injuries related to smoke inhalation.
Two police officers sustained smoke inhalation while in the process of rescuing the victim and were treated and released at the scene.
DeRaedt said the building’s sprinkler and fire alarm systems had activated, which contributed to saving the life of the room’s occupant.
The origin appears to be a mattress fire, DeRaedt said, adding that it is unknown how the fire started.
There were no injuries to any firefighters or other occupants and staff at the hotel.
Damage to the room and contents is estimated at $25,000. The hotel remains open while repairs are being made.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation by Crystal Lake Fire Rescue fire investigators.