Firefighters from dozens of fire departments were called to an extra-alarm fire that left a large home in Kildeer well engulfed in flames early Saturday morning.
The Long Grove Fire Department responded around 2:15 a.m. Saturday to the 21600 block of North Tiffany Court in Kildeer.
Multiple people called 911 to report a structure fire.
Firefighters arrived to find flames showing from a two-and-a-half-story residence.
Four residents were reported to be inside when the fire started and they were able to evacuate.
The Mutual Aid Box Alarm System (MABAS) was activated to the third alarm level, bringing over two dozen fire departments to the incident.
The fifth alarm level was also activated to bring fire department tender trucks to the scene because there are no fire hydrants in the immediate area.
Fire departments from Lake County, Cook County, McHenry County and Wisconsin responded.
It took firefighters several hours to get the fire under control.
The fire was reported to have originated in the rear of the home. A cause of the fire was not known.
No injuries were reported. A damage estimate was not available but the 8,500-square-foot home was heavily damaged.