Seven residents of a home in Crystal Lake were displaced after a fire damaged their garage and spread into the attic early Friday morning, fire officials said.
The Crystal Lake Fire Rescue Department responded around 4:19 a.m. Friday to the 200 block of South Briarwood Road in Crystal Lake for a report of a structure fire.
Crystal Lake Fire Chief Paul DeRaedt said the occupants smelled smoke and discovered a fire in the attached garage.
The occupants escaped uninjured and called 911.
The first fire unit on the scene reported smoke coming from the eaves of the roof of a single-story, single-family home.
The fire was discovered to have spread into the attic area of the garage but did not spread into the living area of the home, DeRaedt said.
The fire was declared under control at 4:47 am.
DeRaedt said the living area sustained some smoke damage and was deemed uninhabitable until repairs could be made.
Damage to the structure and contents is estimated at $40,000. There were no injuries to any firefighters.
The Crystal Lake Fire Rescue Department was assisted by several area fire departments.
The American Red Cross is assisting the seven occupants with shelter, DeRaedt said.
The cause of the fire is undetermined and remains under investigation by Crystal Lake Fire Rescue investigators.