No one was injured after a Hainesville home sustained significant damage when a car inside an attached garage caught on fire Monday morning, officials said.
The Greater Round Lake Fire Protection District and Grayslake-Hainesville Police Department responded at 10:56 a.m. Monday morning to the 1-100 block of East Brittany Lane in Hainesville for a report of a car on fire inside an attached residential garage.
Firefighters arrived and found the garage to be fully engulfed in flames and an unoccupied vehicle was burning inside, according to Greater Round Lake Battalion Fire Chief Tony Carraro.
The fire spread to the home’s attic through a scuttle hole.
Crews were challenged by wind-driven fire conditions, Carraro said.
The Mutual Aid Box Alarm System (MABAS) was activated, bringing several area fire departments to the scene.
The fire was brought under control within 45 minutes and did not spread to nearby homes or property, Carraro said.
Although firefighters limited fire damage to the garage and attic of the home, the living areas sustained significant smoke and water damage.
“Crews did limit the damage to personal possessions with careful salvage and overhaul procedures,” Carraro said.
A resident was home at the time of the fire but no one was injured.
The fire remains under investigation by the Greater Round Lake Fire Protection District.
The Grayslake, Fox Lake, Lake Villa, Antioch, Gurnee, Countryside, Libertyville, Newport Township, Lake Zurich, Richmond and McHenry Township fire departments assisted at the scene and provided coverage during the incident.