Firefighters battled their second structure fire in less than 24 hours in the Antioch area Sunday evening after a fire started in a house, leaving the residents displaced, officials said.
The Antioch Fire Department responded around 5:14 p.m. Sunday to the 39400 block of North Woodside Avenue in unincorporated Antioch for a report of a structure fire.
A passerby called 911 to report they saw a fire in a single-story house.
Antioch Fire Department Battalion Chief Ryan Keefe said firefighters arrived to find flames showing from the home.
The Mutual Aid Box Alarm System (MABAS) was activated to the box alarm level due to the extent of fire and water supply needs.
Crews from Grayslake, Round Lake, Lake Villa, Fox Lake, Newport, Barrington Countryside, Beach Park, Waukegan, McHenry, Great Lakes and Spring Grove fire departments, along with Wisconsin departments Salem and Twin Lakes, responded to assist or cover Antioch calls.
Firefighters worked for approximately an hour and a half to extinguish the fire and conduct overhaul operations to extinguish hidden fires, Keefe said.
The house was deemed uninhabitable. No residents or firefighters were injured in the blaze.
The incident was the second fire that the Antioch Fire Department responded to in less than 24 hours.
The department was notified around 9 p.m. Saturday of a structure fire in the 40300 block of North Bluff Lake Road in unincorporated Antioch.
Antioch Fire Department Battalion Chief Tim Taylor said crews arrived to find a detached garage fully involved in flames.
The fire presented immediate exposures to the house and recreational vehicles, Taylor said.
The Lake Villa, Round Lake, Round Lake, Fox Lake, Spring Grove, Grayslake and Salem, Wisconsin fire departments were called to the scene.
A water supply operation was set up as the structure is located in a neighborhood without fire hydrants, Taylor said.
Firefighters worked for two hours to extinguish the fire, conduct overhaul operations to locate hidden fires and conduct a fire investigation.
The two-car garage was left uninhabitable but an estimated loss figure was not immediately available.
Taylor said the house sustained exterior damage. Damage to the recreational vehicles is still being investigated.
No residents or firefighters were injured in the incident. No pets were injured either.
Both fires, which occurred approximately a mile and a half away from each other, remain under investigation by the Antioch Fire Department.