Residents were awoken by their smoke detectors after smoke filled their Lake in the Hills home from a fire that started in the basement late Wednesday evening.
The Huntley Fire Protection District responded around 11:49 p.m. Wednesday to a report of a structure fire in the 3800 block of Blackberry Drive in Lake in the Hills.
Huntley Fire Protection District Battalion Chief Michael Pierce said fire crews arrived on the scene within six minutes of the 911 call.
The first arriving engine company found light smoke coming from the two-story single-family home.
Pierce said police officers on the scene reported that the homeowners were out of the house.
Working smoke detectors alerted the residents, who were sleeping at the time, of the fire.
Crews found a small fire in the basement that was extinguished within five minutes.
Firefighters searched the home to make sure all of the occupants had made it out safely, Pierce said.
Smoke filled the home and firefighters had to ventilate it. The home sustained minor damage and remains habitable.
The Algonquin, Crystal Lake, Woodstock, Marengo, Hampshire and Fox River Grove fire departments assisted during the incident.
An initial damage estimate is approximately $10,000.
The fire remains under investigation but does not appear suspicious in nature, Pierce said.