Fire officials say a resident was injured and transported to the hospital after firefighters responded to a fire that left a home uninhabitable in Indian Creek near Vernon Hills.
The Countryside Fire Protection District and Lake County Sheriff’s Office responded around 9:22 p.m. Friday to the 30 block of Circle Drive in Indian Creek.
Countryside Fire Protection District Battalion Chief Russ Bach said someone called 911 to report a structure fire.
Fire crews arrived on the scene to find nothing visible from the one-story single-family residence.
Firefighters began investigating and discovered a fire in a bedroom, Bach said.
Firefighters were able to extinguish the fire within six minutes after arrival.
Bach said four residents were home at the time and were alerted to the fire by working smoke detectors.
Everyone was able to exit the home on their own.
One of the residents suffered smoke inhalation from the blaze and was treated by paramedics.
The victim was transported to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville for further evaluation and treatment, Bach said.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation and a damage estimate was not immediately available.
The residents were displaced after the home was deemed uninhabitable.
“The Countryside Fire Protection District reminds everyone to keep combustibles away from space heaters, have an escape plan and practice it for when fire strikes,” the fire district said.
The Countryside Fire Protection District was assisted by the Mundelein, Libertyville and Lincolnshire-Riverwoods fire departments.