Firefighters work to extinguish a fire that destroyed a large home in the first block of Cross Timber Road in Barrington Hills Thursday afternoon. | Photo: Tim Olk

A family dog died during a fire that prompted the response of more than a dozen fire departments and left a large home, worth approximately $1 million, a total loss in Barrington Hills.

The Fox River Grove Fire Protection District responded around 2:01 p.m. Thursday to the 0-10 block of Cross Timber Road in Barrington Hills for a report of a structure fire.

Firefighters arrived in five minutes to find a garage attached to a residence heavily engulfed in flames, according to Fox River Grove Deputy Fire Chief Eldee Jackson.

Firefighters work to extinguish a fire that destroyed a large home in the first block of Cross Timber Road in Barrington Hills Thursday afternoon. | Photo: Tim Olk

The incident was upgraded to a box alarm through the Mutual Aid Box Alarm System (MABAS), Jackson said.

Multiple fire departments were called to the scene, which was located in an area that did not have fire hydrants nearby.

The incident was later upgraded to the third alarm level through MABAS, bringing even more departments to the scene.

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The fire spread from the attached garage throughout the 4,300-square-foot home.

Firefighters work to extinguish a fire that destroyed a large home in the first block of Cross Timber Road in Barrington Hills Thursday afternoon. | Photo: Nick Rusin

Jackson said the family’s pet dog died in the fire. No injuries to residents or firefighters were reported.

The home, valued at $1 million, appears to be a total loss, Jackson said.

Fire crews left the scene around 8:15 p.m. Thursday after extinguishing all of the remaining hotspots.

Multiple fire investigators were called to the scene. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.