McHenry Township Fire Protection District | LMCS File Photo

No injuries were reported after a fire that damaged the attic of a house and left the residence uninhabitable near McHenry Saturday afternoon, fire officials said.

The McHenry Township Fire Protection District responded around 1:53 p.m. Saturday to the 800 block of West Southside Avenue in unincorporated McHenry Township.

McHenry Township Fire Protection District Acting Battalion Chief Ryan Mastandrea said firefighters arrived within three minutes of the call.

They found a one-story residence with smoke showing from the eaves of the structure.

The fire was reported to be in the attic area, Mastandrea said.

A 911 caller initially reported a person was still inside the home trying to put the fire out.

Fire crews arrived and confirmed everyone was out of the house.

Mastandrea said firefighters began an “aggressive” interior attack on the fire while simultaneously searching the home.

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The fire was contained to the attic and deemed under control in 20 minutes.

No firefighters or occupants reported any injuries, Mastandrea said.

The Wauconda, Nunda Rural and Wonder Lake fire departments assist the McHenry Fire Protection District.

The residence was deemed uninhabitable. A damage estimate was not immediately available.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.