File Photo – Gurnee Fire Department | Photo: Woo-Sung Shim / Lake and McHenry County Scanner

Heavy flames damaged a townhouse in Gurnee Saturday but firefighters were able to quickly extinguish the blaze before it spread to adjoining units, fire officials said.

The Gurnee Fire Department and Gurnee Police Department responded around 1:27 a.m. Saturday to the 900 block of Taylor Drive in Gurnee.

Dispatchers received a call for a report of a fire in a four-unit building.

Firefighters arrived to find heavy fire coming through the roof of a single townhome.

Multiple hose lines were used to extinguish the fire and protect the adjoining units, the fire department said.

The fire was confined to one townhouse and extinguished within 23 minutes of arrival at the scene.

All residents and pets were evacuated without injury by Gurnee police officers prior to the fire department’s arrival.

The fire was contained to the single unit and families of the remaining three units were able to return home that night.

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A damage estimate was not immediately available.

Firefighters and paramedics from Grayslake, Newport, Mundelein, Lake Villa, Zion and Libertyville were called to the scene to assist with extinguishing the fire and provide coverage for other calls in Gurnee.