One person was injured during an extra-alarm fire fueled by winds and a lack of fire hydrants in Ringwood Monday afternoon, McHenry fire officials said.
The McHenry Township Fire Protection District was dispatched around 3:56 p.m. Monday to the 4800 block of Inmans Way in Ringwood for a report of a structure fire.
McHenry Township Fire Protection District Battalion Chief David Harwood said crews arrived to find an active fire in a single-family residence.
Heavy fire was showing from a three-car attached garage and it was starting to spread to the residence.
Firefighters confirmed all residents were out of the house, Harwood said. Crews used two hose lines and began extinguishing the fire.
Due to the rural location, moderate winds and no fire hydrants, the Mutual Aid Box Alarm System (MABAS) was activated to the second alarm, Harwood said.
The fire was declared under control in approximately 20 minutes.
One resident was evaluated after suffering smoke inhalation but refused transport to a hospital.
Fire departments from Richmond, Spring Grove, Fox Lake, Wonder Lake, Crystal Lake, Woodstock, Wauconda, Fox River Grove, Hebron, Harvard, Grayslake, Mundelein, Huntley, Cary, Nunda-Rural, Round Lake and Lave Villa assisted during the call.
The home has been declared uninhabitable and a damage estimate was not immediately available.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation.