Residents and a dog were able to escape without injury after flames and smoke engulfed a house in Crystal Lake and left it uninhabitable early Saturday morning.
The Crystal Lake Fire Rescue Department responded around 2:26 a.m. Saturday to the 1300 block of Amberwood Drive in Crystal Lake for a report of a structure fire.
Crystal Lake Fire Rescue Department Chief Paul DeRaedt said two occupants were alerted to the fire after smoke detectors activated.
The occupants and their dog were able to escape the home prior to the fire department arriving.
Firefighters arrived in seven minutes and found smoke and flames coming from the roof in the rear of the home.
DeRaedt said the fire originated on the second floor above the garage.
The fire had entered the attic space of the two-story, single-family residence and caused heavy damage to the roof,
Fire crews made an aggressive attack and significantly reduced the main body of fire within the first few minutes of arriving on the scene, DeRaedt said.
The fire was declared under control at 3:13 a.m. The home sustained heat, water and smoke damage.
The residence has been declared uninhabitable until repairs can be made.
DeRaedt said damage to the structure and contents is estimated at $100,000.
There were no injuries to any firefighters or residents.
The cause of the fire is undetermined and under investigation, DeRaedt said.
The Crystal Lake Fire Rescue Department was assisted by several area fire departments through the Mutual Aid Box Alarm System, which was activated to the first alarm level.
Fire investigators from Crystal Lake, Huntley and Woodstock are conducting the investigation along with the Crystal Lake Police Department.