It took firefighters approximately 40 minutes to extinguish a fire that engulfed two cars and heavily damage the garage attached to a home in Round Lake Beach Sunday evening.
The Greater Round Lake Fire Protection District responded around 6 p.m. Sunday to the 0-100 block of West Dahlia Lane in Round Lake Beach for a report of a structure fire.
Firefighters arrived on the scene to find heavy fire from the attached garage of a two-story, single-family residence, according to Greater Round Lake Fire Protection District Fire Prevention Specialist Bruce Hill.
The incident was upgraded through the Mutual Aid Box Alarm System to the first alarm level.
The initially arriving fire companies were able to quickly contain the fire to the attached garage.
The fire was declared under control 40 minutes after crews arrived on the scene, Hill said.
Fire crews worked for two additional hours locating and extinguishing hot spots.
No injuries were reported and the occupants of the residence had exited the structure prior to the arrival of the fire department.
Hill said the cause of the fire is still under investigation but it appears to be accidental in nature.
The Greater Round Lake Fire Protection District said they recommend residents have their dryer vents inspected and cleaned every six months.
The Grayslake, Fox Lake, Wauconda, Lake Villa, Gurnee, Antioch, Countryside and Libertyville fire departments assisted at the scene.
The McHenry and Lake Zurich fire departments covered calls in the Round Lake area during the fire.