One person was transported to the hospital with injuries after multiple people and family pets escaped from a fire that left a Crystal Lake home uninhabitable Monday afternoon.
The Crystal Lake Fire Rescue Department responded around 4:56 p.m. Monday to the 5000 block of Three Oaks Road in unincorporated Crystal Lake for a report of a structure fire.
The four occupants and their two dogs were able to escape prior to the fire department’s arrival, according to Crystal Lake Fire Rescue Chief Paul DeRaedt.
Firefighters arrived in six minutes and reported smoke coming from the eaves of the roof and a fire in a bedroom of the single-story home.
Fire crews quickly controlled the fire, DeRaedt said. The fire was declared under control at 5:19 p.m.
One of the occupants was transported to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
The occupant sustained burns to their fingers while closing the door to a bedroom as they were exiting the home.
There were no injuries to any firefighters.
The home sustained heat, water and smoke damage. It was declared uninhabitable until repairs could be made.
The cause of the fire is undetermined and under investigation. The home did not appear to have working smoke detectors, DeRaedt said.
The American Red Cross is assisting the residents with shelter and other needs.
Crystal Lake Fire Rescue was assisted by several area fire departments along with the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office.
Fire investigators from Crystal Lake are conducting the investigation. Damage to the structure and contents is estimated at $45,000.