Two people were injured, including one that had to be transported to the hospital, after heavy flames engulfed a house near Round Lake Wednesday morning.
The Greater Round Lake Fire Protection District responded around 6:32 a.m. Wednesday to the 35000 block of North Wabash Avenue in unincorporated Round Lake.
Firefighters arrived on the scene to find heavy fire showing from multiple windows of a one-story, single-family dwelling, according to Greater Round Lake Fire Protection District Battalion Chief Eric Hair.
The occupants of the residence had exited the structure prior to the arrival of the fire department.
The fire occurred in a non-hydranted area of the fire district and water shuttle operations were initiated.
Approximately 30,000 gallons of water were shuttled to the scene, Hair said.
Initial arriving firefighters were able to contain the fire to the initial structure and protect the adjacent residences.
The fire was declared under control at 7:20 a.m., almost an hour after the call came out.
Fire crews worked for an additional two hours locating and extinguishing hot spots, Hair said.
One occupant was treated at the scene for smoke inhalation and did not require transport to the hospital.
A second occupant was transported to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville with non-life-threatening injuries.
Hair said the cause of the fire remains under investigation.
Firefighters from Grayslake, Fox Lake, Wauconda, Lake Villa, Antioch, Gurnee, Mundelein and Richmond responded to the scene to assist.
Additional crews from the Crystal Lake Fire Rescue Department and Lake Zurich Fire Department responded to other calls in the Round Lake area during the incident.
The Greater Round Lake Fire Protection District said that residents should ensure they have working smoke detectors and an established home exit plan.