Residents escaped without injury after they were awoken to a fire that engulfed part of their home in Wonder Lake, leaving it uninhabitable Monday evening, fire officials said.
The Wonder Lake Fire Protection District responded around 10:40 p.m. Monday to the 5200 block of Patton Drive for a call of a structure fire.
Wonder Lake Fire Chief Mike Weber told Lake and McHenry County Scanner that crews arrived to find heavy flames and smoke coming from a residence.
The residents were in bed when they began hearing noises and saw smoke.
The residents were already outside of the home when firefighters arrived and they reported that no one else was inside the burning residence, Weber said.
The Mutual Aid Box Alarm System (MABAS) was activated to the first level, bringing numerous fire departments to the scene.
Firefighters were able to get the fire under control in about 10 minutes and remained on the scene for at least two and a half hours, Weber said.
An initial investigation showed the fire started outside and worked its way into the attic and then spread to the attached garage and the living area of the home.
No injuries were reported and the home was deemed unlivable. Damage was estimated at $125,000.
Weber said Wonder Lake fire investigators are continuing their investigation into the cause but the incident is not considered suspicious.
The McHenry, Woodstock, Hebron, Richmond, Spring Grove, Fox Lake, Huntley, Wauconda, Nunda, Twin Lakes, Harvard and Crystal Lake fire departments were called to assist at the scene.
Antioch, Cary and Marengo fire departments covered calls for Wonder Lake during the fire.