A fully engulfed barn fire in the 43100 block of North Crawford Road in unincorporated Antioch sent heavy black smoke into the sky Friday evening. | Photo Submitted to Lake and McHenry County Scanner

A male resident died after he was severely burned by flames that engulfed a barn and left it a total loss near Antioch Friday evening, authorities said.

The Newport Fire Protection District responded around 6:30 p.m. Friday to the 43100 block of North Crawford Road in unincorporated Antioch for a report of a barn fire.

Newport Fire Chief Mark Kirschhoffer told Lake and McHenry County Scanner that the family at the residence called 911 to report the fire.

Crews arrived to find a barn fully engulfed in flames.

The burning barn was approximately 100 feet from a single-family home.

An older adult male resident was found outside with severe burns, Kirschhoffer said.

The Mutual Aid Box Alarm System (MABAS) was activated to the box alarm level to bring additional fire departments to the scene. At least eight fire departments assisted at the scene.

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The barn is in an area with no fire hydrants so water had to be hauled to the scene, Kirschhoffer said.

No animals were inside the barn, which was used to store farm equipment, vehicles and a boat.

Paramedics transported the injured man to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville.

Kirschhoffer said the department was notified Sunday that the victim had died from his injuries.

Firefighters remained on the scene until around 10:30 p.m. The barn was a total loss.

The house adjacent to the barn remains habitable and only sustained paint browning as a result of the heat.

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office and Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal are investigating the incident.

Kirschhoffer said the fire may have started in a vehicle that was in the barn.