A family was displaced from their home in Deerfield on Christmas Day after a fire damaged their living room and burned their Christmas tree, fire officials said.
The Deerfield-Bannockburn Fire Protection District responded around 3:45 p.m. Sunday to the 1200 block of Greenwood Court in Deerfield.
Deerfield-Bannockburn Fire Protection District Battalion Chief Joe Bass told Lake and McHenry County Scanner that firefighters initially received a call for an oven fire.
The homeowners got back home, found a fire and called 911.
Firefighters arrived and found that the fire actually involved a Christmas tree and couch, Bass said.
The alarm was upgraded to a confirmed fire response, which brought additional fire departments to the scene.
Firefighters knocked down the bulk of the fire with a pump can and then brought a hose line in to extinguish the rest of the fire, Bass said.
Fire damage was limited to the living room but smoke caused damage in other areas of the home as well.
Firefighters used fans and ventilated the split-level single-family residence after extinguishing the fire.
Bass said no injuries were reported and the cause of the fire remains under investigation.
The home was deemed uninhabitable and the family who lived in it has been displaced until repairs can be made.