A firefighter suffered minor injuries during an extra-alarm fire that left a home “a complete loss” Saturday morning near McHenry, fire officials said.
The McHenry Township Fire Protection District responded around 10:24 a.m. Saturday to the 2400 block of North Club Road in unincorporated McHenry for a possible structure fire.
Crews arrived on the scene within five minutes and found a large volume of fire coming from a single-story residence, according to McHenry Township Fire Protection District Lt. Patrick Ryan.
Firefighters began extinguishing the fire while simultaneously searching the inside of the residence for occupants.
There was an initial report that someone was trapped inside the home, Ryan said.
A search was quickly performed and the residence was found to be unoccupied.
The fire was brought under control within 20 minutes.
There are no fire hydrants in the area and the Mutual Aid Box Alarm System (MABAS) was activated to the second alarm level, Ryan said.
A firefighter suffered a minor injury that did not require transport to the hospital. No residents were injured.
Ryan said a damage estimate was not available but the house and all of its contents are a complete loss.
The Woodstock, Wonder Lake, Wauconda, Fox Lake, Spring Grove, Richmond, Crystal Lake, Nunda, Huntley, Cary, Marengo, Round Lake, Lake Villa, Fox River Grove, Hebron and Antioch fire departments assisted at the scene and covered calls in McHenry.
The Salvation Army and the American Red Cross also responded.
The fire is being investigated by the McHenry Township Fire Protection District fire investigators.