A family and their dog were able to escape after the garage attached to their residence became engulfed in flames Tuesday morning in Algonquin, fire officials said.
The Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Protection District responded around 5:45 a.m. Tuesday to the 0-100 block of Sunset Lane in Algonquin for a structure fire.
Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Protection District Deputy Chief John Knebl said fire crews arrived on the scene within four minutes.
Firefighters found a single-story home with smoke and flames coming from a vehicle and the attached garage.
Crews initiated an aggressive fire attack on the involved structure and began checking the rest of the home to see if the fire extended, Knebl said.
A thorough search of the home, attic and garage was completed.
Knebl said all of the occupants, including the family dog, were notified by their smoke detectors and were able to evacuate before the fire department arrived on the scene.
The fire was declared under control within approximately 20 minutes.
There were no firefighter, civilian or pet injuries reported.
Knebl said the home is uninhabitable due to smoke, fire and water damage.
The Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Protection District was assisted by the Algonquin Police Department, Cary Fire Protection District, Huntley Fire Protection District, Crystal Lake Fire Rescue Department and the Fox River Grove Fire Protection District.
The cause of the fire is currently under investigation. A damage estimate was not immediately available.