Firefighters rescued two pets from a house in Algonquin after a fire started in the attached garage of the home and caused $100,000 in damage, fire officials said.
The Huntley Fire Protection District responded around 5:45 p.m. Monday to the 0-100 block of Charminster Court in Algonquin for a report of a structure fire.
Huntley Fire Protection District Battalion Chief Brian Harders said firefighters arrived to find a two-story home with an active fire in the garage.
First-arriving firefighters began an initial fire attack.
Harders said it was confirmed that no occupants were in the home.
Firefighters located two pets inside the home and safely removed them.
Firefighters worked for approximately 15 minutes to bring the fire under control, Harders said.
The fire was contained to the garage but the home suffered smoke damage throughout.
Fire crews continued to work for an additional hour and a half performing overhaul operations to ensure the fire was completely extinguished.
The Algonquin-Lake in the Hills, Crystal Lake, Woodstock, Fox River Grove, Hampshire and Marengo fire departments to the scene and covered calls in Huntley during the incident.
An initial loss estimate for the structure and contents was determined to be at least $100,000, Harders said.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation by the Huntley Fire Protection District.