A garage became fully engulfed in flames, leaving two vehicles a total loss and damaging the attached residence in Mundelein Monday afternoon, fire officials said.
The Mundelein Fire Department responded around 1:43 p.m. Monday to the 200 block of North Fairlawn Avenue in Mundelein for a report of a structure fire.
Mundelein Deputy Fire Chief Jeremy Lockwood said that firefighters arrived in four minutes to find a fully involved garage fire.
The garage was attached to the residence and had two vehicles parked inside when the fire began.
The occupants of the residence had evacuated the residence prior to firefighters arriving on the scene, Lockwood said.
The first arriving fire crew pulled a hose line to the front of the garage and attacked the fire while other firefighters connected to a nearby fire hydrant.
The second arriving crew pulled a second hose line and entered the home to check for fire extension and trapped occupants, Lockwood said.
Firefighters found that the fire extended into the attic space of the residence and extinguished it. The fire was reported under control at 2:12 p.m.
No residents or firefighters were injured in the fire. A damage estimate was not immediately available.
The fire was fought by 22 firefighters staffing five fire engines, a squad, three ambulances and an incident command vehicle.
The Mundelein Fire Department was assisted by the Mundelein Police Department and firefighters from Countryside, Libertyville, Lake Zurich, Gurnee, Lake Forest and Lincolnshire.
The cause of the fire is under investigation, Lockwood said.