Two residents were injured and three cars were destroyed after a garage attached to a home became fully engulfed in flames in South Barrington Sunday evening.
The Barrington Countryside Fire Protection District responded around 9:05 p.m. Sunday to the 50 block of Liberty Drive in South Barrington for a report of a structure fire.
Firefighters arrived to find a single-family residence with an attached garage fully engulfed in flames.
The fire in the three-car garage began extending to the kitchen of the residence.
The incident was upgraded to a working fire response to bring additional fire departments to the scene.
Crews made an aggressive transitional attack by fighting the fire with exterior and interior hose lines, fire officials said.
The large volume of fire and the amount of water needed to extinguish it led to the incident being upgraded to a MABAS Box Alarm.
A water supply operation was implemented and fire department tanker trucks shuttled water to and from the fire.
Fire officials said the fire was contained to the point of origin with heavy smoke and water damage throughout the structure. Three cars were destroyed by the fire.
The occupants of the home were able to escape without any major injuries.
Two residents were evaluated and treated on scene by paramedics for minor injuries. No firefighters were injured.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation by the Barrington Countryside Fire Protection District.