A firefighter was transported to the hospital after being injured while battling a fire that damaged a house under construction in Algonquin Tuesday morning.
The Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Protection District responded around 10:08 a.m. Tuesday to the 500 block of North Harrison Street in Algonquin for a report of a structure fire.
Fire crews arrived on the scene and found a two-story single-family home with smoke and flames coming from the first floor.
Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Protection District Deputy Chief John Knebl said firefighters initiated an aggressive fire attack on the home, which is under construction.
Firefighters also began checking the rest of the home for fire extension.
Crews switched to a defensive mode after the structural integrity of the floor became compromised, Knebl said.
A thorough search of the home and garage was completed. No one was working inside the home at the time.
The fire was deemed under control within approximately 45 minutes, Knebl said.
One firefighter was transported to the hospital with a non-life-threatening injury.
The Algonquin Police Department, Cary Fire Protection District, Huntley Fire Protection District, Crystal Lake Fire Rescue Department, Barrington-Countryside Fire Protection District and the Fox River Grove Fire Protection District assisted during the incident.
Knebl said Village of Algonquin snow plows applied salt to the street due to water run-off from the fire extinguishment.
The cause of the fire is currently under investigation and a damage estimate was not available.