A resident was able to escape from their home after it caught on fire and became heavily engulfed in flames Sunday morning in Wonder Lake, fire officials said.
The Wonder Lake Fire Protection District responded around 9 a.m. Sunday to the 5700 block of Wonder Woods Drive for a report of a structure fire.
Firefighters arrived on the scene within four minutes.
A one-story home was heavily involved in flames upon the fire department’s arrival.
Fire officials said a single occupant was inside the home sleeping when the fire began.
The occupant was able to escape to a neighbor’s house prior to the fire department’s arrival.
The Mutual Aid Box Alarm System (MABAS) was activated to bring numerous fire departments to the scene.
Firefighters were able to get the fire under control within approximately 20 minutes.
The MABAS response was canceled after the fire was brought under control, fire officials said.
The American Red Cross was contacted to assist the homeowners, which were displaced from the residence.
Firefighters from Woodstock, McHenry, Hebron, Richmond, Spring Grove, Crystal Lake, Fox River Grove, Fox Lake, Huntley, Wauconda, Twin Lakes, Nunda Rural, Marengo and Cary assisted at the scene or covered calls in Wonder Lake.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation.