An investigation is underway after firefighters found flames and smoke coming from a vacant home that was under renovation near Cary Tuesday afternoon, fire officials said.
The Cary Fire Protection District responded around 1:34 p.m. Tuesday to the 6700 block of Wander Way in unincorporated Cary for a report of a structure fire.
The first fire unit arrived on the scene in three minutes, Cary Fire Protection District Lieutenant Michael Douglass said.
Firefighters found a tri-level residential house with heavy smoke and fire showing from the side of the house.
An aggressive fire attack was initiated by fire crews, Douglass said.
The fire was extinguished and brought under control within 20 minutes.
The house is located in an area that is not covered with fire hydrants.
A rural water supply operation was established using water tender trucks that brought water to the scene.
Crews remained on the scene overhauling to check for any fire extension, Douglass said.
The cause is under investigation but is not considered suspicious. There were no civilian or firefighter injuries.
Douglass said the house was being remolded and nobody was currently living there.
The entire home suffered fire and smoke damage. A damage estimate was not immediately available.
Firefighters from the Algonquin-Lake in the Hills, Barrington, Barrington-Countryside, Fox River Grove, Nunda Rural and Wauconda fire departments responded to the scene to assist.
The Crystal Lake Fire Rescue and McHenry Township Fire Protection District covered Cary’s fire district while the fire was in progress.