One firefighter was transported to the hospital while battling a fire that engulfed an unoccupied home near Antioch early Wednesday morning, authorities said.
The Antioch Fire Department responded around 3 a.m. Wednesday to the 25100 block of West Oak Lane in unincorporated Antioch for a report of a structure fire.
Firefighters arrived to find heavy flames showing from the front of a residence.
Antioch Fire Chief Jon Cokefair said the incident was upgraded due to the extent of the fire and the water supply needs.
The Mutual Aid Box Alarm System (MABAS) was activated to the box alarm level, bringing multiple fire departments to the scene.
Illinois fire crews from Lake Villa, Fox Lake, Round Lake, Newport, Spring Grove, McHenry, Grayslake, Waukegan, and Wisconsin fire crews from Pleasant Prairie, Salem Lakes, Twin Lakes, Bristol and Kenosha responded.
Firefighters worked for about three hours to extinguish and conduct overhaul operations, which involved extinguishing hidden fires.
The residence was unoccupied at the time of the fire and no residents were injured, Cokefair said.
One firefighter suffered minor injuries and was transported to the hospital.
The house has been deemed uninhabitable, Cokefair said.
The cause of the fire currently remains under investigation by the Antioch Fire Department.