Firefighters battled heavy fire conditions after a fire broke out in an automotive repair facility in Algonquin Tuesday evening, authorities said.
The Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Protection District responded around 7:29 p.m. Tuesday to 1045 West Algonquin Road in unincorporated Algonquin for a report of a structure fire.
Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Protection District Deputy Chief John Knebl said firefighters arrived in two minutes.
They encountered heavy fire conditions from a multi-unit automotive repair facility.
The incident was quickly elevated through the Mutual Aid Box Alarm System (MABAS) to a box alarm response.
The upgrade brought over a dozen area fire departments to help with extinguishing the blaze, Knebl said.
Crews made an “aggressive interior attack” and the fire was brought in about 15 minutes. The fire was declared out at 8:33 p.m.
There were no civilian or firefighter injuries reported. A damage estimate was not available.
The cause of the fire is undetermined and is still under investigation, Knebl said.
The fire is being investigated by Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire District investigators and the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office.
Firefighters from the Cary, Fox River Grove, Huntley, Crystal Lake, Rutland-Dundee, Elgin, West Dundee, Barrington-Countryside, Barrington, McHenry, Woodstock, Nunda-Rural, Pingree Grove fire departments assisted.
The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office, Algonquin Police Department and the Salvation Army also responded to the scene.