It took firefighters over 30 minutes to extinguish a fire that started in an exhaust system at a manufacturing plant in Lake in the Hills Thursday morning.
The Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Protection District responded around 11:32 a.m. Thursday to AFC Materials Group, 14 Walter Court in Lake in the Hills, for a report of a structure fire.
Firefighters arrived to find a single-story manufacturing plant with smoke showing from the roof area.
Smoke and flames were seen coming from the exhaust of a machine used to make fabrics for cooking, according to Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Protection District Deputy Chief John Knebl.
Firefighters initiated an aggressive fire attack and used a ladder to reach the roof, Knebl said.
Additional fire companies checked the building to see if the fire extended.
The facility employees were able to safely evacuate and no injuries were reported, Knebl said.
The fire was deemed under control within approximately 35 minutes. No firefighters were injured.
The Algonquin–Lake in the Hills Fire Protection District was assisted by the Cary, Huntley, Crystal Lake, Barrington, Carpentersville and Fox River Grove fire departments.
Knebl said the plant remains open and the cause of the fire remains under investigation. A damage estimate was not yet available.