Multiple mobile homes and a car caught on fire at a campground on Route 173 near Antioch Friday morning, prompting multiple fire departments to respond.
The Antioch Fire Department responded around 9:36 a.m. Friday to the Fox River Recreational, 27884 West Route 173 in unincorporated Antioch, for a report of a structure fire.
Antioch Fire Department Lt. Francisco Contreras-Gomez said fire crews arrived to find heavy smoke and flames from multiple mobile homes.
A large black smoke header was seen in the distance from the large amount of fire.
A fire engine crew began using their deck gun, which provides a high-pressure water stream, to quickly control the fire.
The Mutual Aid Box Alarm System (MABAS) was activated to the box alarm level for additional fire departments to respond, Contreras-Gomez said.
Fire departments from Lake County, Kenosha County and McHenry County responded to the scene.
Firefighters had to set up a water supply nearby from the Fox River. The area where the fire occurred has no fire hydrants.
Contreras-Gomez said fire crews worked for approximately two hours to extinguish the fire and conduct overhaul operations to extinguish hidden fires.
Three mobile homes were left uninhabitable and at least one car was destroyed.
No civilians or firefighters were injured in the fire, Contreras-Gomez said. It is unknown what started the blaze.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation by the Antioch Fire Department.