Fire officials say a house sustained major damage in a fire that also partially extended to a second home in McHenry late Monday evening.
The McHenry Township Fire Protection District and McHenry Police Department responded around 11:49 p.m. Monday to the 4200 block of Ponca Street in McHenry for a report of a structure fire.
McHenry Township Fire Protection District Battalion Chief Mike Majercik said crews arrived on the scene within four minutes to find a single-family ranch home fully engulfed in flames.
Crews “aggressively attacked” the fire and had it under control within 30 minutes, Majercik said.
Eight pieces of McHenry fire apparatus responded to the scene consisting of 24 firefighters.
The Crystal Lake Fire Rescue Department and Nunda Rural Fire Protection District also assisted at the scene.
The Mutual Aid Box Alarm System was activated so that the Lake Villa, Round Lake, Cary and Spring Grove fire departments could cover calls in McHenry during the incident.
There were no firefighter injuries reported and the home’s sole occupant escaped without injury, Majercik said.
The house sustained major fire and smoke damage and was deemed uninhabitable.
A Nissan sedan was damaged in the garage and the fire also extended slightly to the house next door, causing some damage.
A damage estimate was not immediately available.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation by McHenry Township Fire Protection District fire investigators.