Grayslake firefighters battled two separate house fires, one in Grayslake and one in Round Lake Park, in a 24-hour span that left one person with minor injuries at each fire.
The Grayslake Fire District responded around 11:45 a.m. Thursday to the 500 block of Dawn Circle in Grayslake for a report of a structure fire.
Firefighters arrived on the scene within three minutes to find the homeowner extinguishing the fire with a garden hose.
The fire had started on the outside of the home. Fire personnel assisted the homeowner and checked the inside of the home and attic for fire extension.
Three people were inside the home when the fire was discovered and all exited the home safely, fire officials said.
One occupant of the home received minor injuries while extinguishing the fire and received treatment on the scene by paramedics.
The person did not require transport to a hospital.
Damage was estimated at approximately $20,000 and the cause of the fire is still under investigation.
The Round Lake and Gurnee fire departments also responded to the scene. Mundelein and Lake Villa fire departments covered Grayslake calls during the fire.
The Grayslake Fire District later responded around 4:54 a.m. Friday to the 3800 block of Fox Hunt Way in Round Lake Park for a report of a structure fire.
Firefighters arrived on the scene within six minutes to find a working fire on the front porch of the home extending up into the attic space, fire officials said.
Fire personnel extinguished the fire using a hose line and checked for extension into the rest of the home.
The fire was reported under control within 10 minutes. The two occupants of the home were able to self-evacuate prior to the arrival of the fire department.
One occupant required medical attention on the scene but did not require transport to the hospital, fire officials said.
Damage was estimated at approximately $40,000 and the cause of the fire is still under investigation.
The Round Lake, Mundelein and Countryside fire departments assisted at the scene while Gurnee and Wauconda covered calls in Grayslake.
The Grayslake Fire District said they recommend everyone check to make sure their smoke detectors are operational and replace any smoke detectors that are over 10 years old.