Firefighters respond to the 11300 block of Middletown Lane in Huntley Sunday evening after a fire spread to two floors of a residence and left the home uninhabitable. | Photo: Alex Vucha / Lake and McHenry County Scanner

A family and their pets were able to escape a fire at their home in Huntley that caused $150,000 in damage and left their residence uninhabitable Sunday evening.

The Huntley Fire Protection District responded around 5:06 p.m. Sunday to the 11300 block of Middletown Lane in Huntley for a report of a structure fire.

The first engine company to arrive found a two-story residence with smoke coming from the front of the building.

Huntley Deputy Fire Chief Patrick Fortunato said crews completed an initial fire attack utilizing a hose line and secured water from a nearby fire hydrant.

Firefighters respond to the 11300 block of Middletown Lane in Huntley Sunday evening after a fire spread to two floors of a residence and left the home uninhabitable. | Photo: Alex Vucha / Lake and McHenry County Scanner

Firefighters were able to confirm all occupants had escaped from the home prior to the fire department’s arrival.

A search was completed during the fire attack to verify that the home was clear of all occupants, Fortunato said.

The main body of the fire was in a first-floor laundry area and a second-floor closet.

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The fire, which spread to two floors of the home, was brought under control quickly. Heavy smoke damage was present throughout the house.

Firefighters respond to the 11300 block of Middletown Lane in Huntley Sunday evening after a fire spread to two floors of a residence and left the home uninhabitable. | Photo: Alex Vucha / Lake and McHenry County Scanner

No injuries were reported and family pets were safely removed from the residence.

The home was equipped with working smoke detectors that alerted the occupants, Fortunato said.

Firefighters from Algonquin, Fox River Grove, Hampshire, Woodstock and Marengo responded to the scene and covered Huntley fire stations.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation and the initial loss estimate to the structure and contents is $150,000.

The home was deemed uninhabitable due to the damage.