Firefighters were able to quickly stop a fire from spreading after a large two-story mixed-use building caught on fire in McHenry Tuesday evening.
The McHenry Township Fire Protection District responded around 7 p.m. Tuesday to the 3500 block of West Broad Street in McHenry for a report of a structure fire.
McHenry Township Fire Protection District Battalion Chief Kevin Sears said crews arrived on the scene in less than two minutes.
They found a large two-story garage with heavy smoke showing throughout the structure.
The garage had storage on the first floor and occupied space on the second floor.
Firefighters initiated an offensive, coordinated fire attack which involved fighting the fire from inside the building.
Crews ventilated the roof and searched for any potential occupants still inside.
The fire was declared under control in 10 minutes. No one was inside the building at the time.
The fire was handled by McHenry Township Fire Protection District while the Fox Lake, Nunda Rural, Crystal Lake fire departments covered McHenry fire stations.
There were no civilian or firefighter injuries and a damage estimate was not immediately available.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.