A family was left displaced after their house was engulfed in flames and sustained significant damage in Round Lake Tuesday afternoon, fire officials said.
The Greater Round Lake Fire Protection District responded around 2 p.m. Tuesday to the 500 block of Greenwood Drive in Round Lake for a report of a structure fire.
Greater Round Lake Fire Protection District Lt. Charley Mitchell told Lake and McHenry County Scanner that fire crews quickly arrived on the scene to find the entire back of the single-family home fully involved in flames.
Firefighters fought the fire from the outside and protected the surrounding exposures.
Another crew went inside to extinguish the fire. It took approximately 45 minutes to get the blaze under control.
Investigators believe the fire started outside but the exact cause is still under investigation.
The fire caused significant damage and left the residence uninhabitable.
The American Red Cross was notified for five adults who were displaced from their home.
No injuries were reported to the residents or any firefighters.
The Grayslake, Lake Villa, Fox Lake and Wauconda fire departments assisted at the scene.
Antioch and McHenry fire crews covered Round Lake fire stations.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation by the Greater Round Lake Fire Protection District and the Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal.