Firefighters extinguish a fire in a shed Thursday afternoon in the 1900 block of Pringle Drive in unincorporated Marengo that caused dozens of birds to flee for safety. | Photo: MFRD

A resident was injured but dozens of birds are believed to be unharmed after a shed was destroyed by a fire Thursday near Marengo, officials said.

The Marengo Fire and Rescue Districts responded around 3:08 p.m. Thursday to the 1900 block of Pringle Drive in unincorporated Marengo for a structure fire.

Marengo Fire & Rescue Districts Communication Specialist Alex Vucha said crews arrived to find a 20-foot by 30-foot shed fully engulfed in flames.

Firefighters respond to a fire in a shed Thursday afternoon in the 1900 block of Pringle Drive in unincorporated Marengo that caused dozens of birds to flee for safety. | Photo: MFRD

Firefighters quickly pulled a hose line and extinguished the fire within 10 minutes.

A male resident who tried to extinguish the fire prior to the department’s arrival sustained minor burns, Vucha said.

He was transported by ambulance to Northwestern Medicine Hospital in Huntley with minor, non-life-threatening injuries.

At least two dozen white doves lived in the shed.

Firefighters respond to a fire in a shed Thursday afternoon in the 1900 block of Pringle Drive in unincorporated Marengo that caused dozens of birds to flee for safety. | Photo: MFRD

Vucha said it is believed all the birds escaped and were unharmed in the fire.

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The cause of the fire remains under investigation but is not believed to be suspicious in nature.

The shed and contents are a complete loss. The shed contained primarily lawn care equipment and tools.

Firefighters from Woodstock, Marengo and Harvard also responded to the scene.