Multiple residents were awakened by their smoke alarms to find a fire that had started at the front of their home in Wauconda early Friday morning, fire officials said.
The Wauconda Fire District responded around 12:46 a.m. Friday to the 900 block of Larkdale Row in Wauconda for a report of a structure fire.
Firefighters arrived in four minutes to find a garage attached to a home on fire.
Four residents were able to escape without injury, according to Wauconda Fire District Division Chief Mike DaValle.
The residents had been sleeping at the time but were alerted by their functioning smoke alarms.
Firefighters extinguished the fire, which caused approximately $100,000 in damage, DaValle said.
A car parked in the driveway was also damaged.
Multiple fire departments responded to the scene, including Lake Zurich, Countryside, Fox Lake, Nunda Rural and Grayslake.
The fire district said they recommend residents check their smoke alarms to make sure they are working.
DaValle said the cause of the fire remains under investigation.