A bunny is believed to be dead but other animals were uninjured after a barn became engulfed in flames and burned to the ground in Barrington Hills Saturday afternoon.
The Barrington-Countryside Fire Protection District responded around 2:05 p.m. Saturday to the 0-100 block of Spring Lane in Barrington Hills.
Fire officials said crews received a report of a barn fire behind a residence.
Initial fire crews arrived on the scene in less than four minutes to find a fully involved barn fire.
A command post was implemented consisting of representatives from the Barrington-Countryside Fire Protection District and Fox River Grove Fire Protection District.
The area does not have fire hydrants and water tenders were used to haul water to the scene.
The blaze left the barn completely destroyed and a large smoke header could be seen for miles throughout the area.
Firefighters worked to extinguish the fire and then conduct overhaul operations, fire officials said.
A fire investigator was called to the scene to conduct an investigation.
Barrington-Countryside Fire Protection District Chief James Kreher said several animals were inside the barn.
Three horses and two donkeys were able to get out. They were in the pasture and moved away from the fire.
Kreher said it is believed that a bunny died in the fire.
No firefighters or residents were injured during the incident.
Firefighters from Fox River Grove, Barrington, Cary, Hoffman Estates, Lake Zurich and Wauconda responded to the scene to assist.
The incident remains under investigation by the Barrington-Countryside Fire Protection District.