Firefighters rescued a dog from a fire that left a house uninhabitable near Antioch and brought over a dozen fire departments to the scene Tuesday evening.
The Antioch Fire Department responded around 6:51 p.m. Tuesday to the 23800 block of West Lake Vista Avenue in unincorporated Antioch for a report of a structure fire.
Crews arrived to find flames coming from the attic of a raised ranch residence, according to Antioch Fire Chief Jon Cokefair.
Cokefair said that the Mutual Aid Box Alarm System (MABAS) was activated to the first alarm level due to the extent of fire.
The fire occurred in an area where there are no nearby fire hydrants so fire department tender trucks were needed.
Firefighters worked for approximately two hours to extinguish and conduct overhaul operations to extinguish hidden fires.
The house was deemed uninhabitable. No injuries to residents or firefighters were reported.
Firefighters rescued a dog, which was alive, from the home.
The Lake Villa, Fox Lake, Round Lake, Newport, Spring Grove, McHenry, Grayslake, Great Lakes, Waukegan, Lake Zurich, Pleasant Prairie, Salem Lakes, Twin Lakes, Bristol and Kansasville fire departments assisted at the scene or covered calls in Antioch.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation by the Antioch Fire Department.