Fire officials say one person was injured after a fire started outside a home and spread to the structure, leaving a family displaced, in Round Lake early Monday morning.
The Greater Round Lake Fire Protection District responded around 12:05 a.m. Monday to the 900 block of Lunga Drive in Round Lake for a report of a structure fire.
Greater Round Lake Fire Protection District Battalion Chief Tony Carraro said crews arrived to find a manufactured home with fire damage to the vinyl siding, plywood sheathing and soffit.
The main body of the fire and a garbage can where the fire had originated were extinguished before the fire department’s arrival.
Firefighters investigated and found fire above the soffit in the roof assembly, Carraro said.
They were able to stop the fire from entering the home’s living areas but the interior of the residence sustained light smoke and water damage.
Firefighters extinguished the fire in 10 minutes and remained on the scene extinguishing hot spots and performing salvage for an additional hour, Carraro said.
One occupant of the home was treated by paramedics and released at the scene.
Carraro said no firefighters were injured during the incident. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
The American Red Cross was requested to assist the family, whose home is uninhabitable due to the fire damage.
The Grayslake, Fox Lake, Antioch, Wauconda and Lake Villa fire departments assisted at the scene and covered Round Lake fire stations.