A firefighter was injured and residents were displaced after heavy flames engulfed the rear of a house in Lake in the Hills Sunday evening, fire officials said.
The Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Protection District and Lake in the Hills Police Department responded around 8:46 p.m. Sunday to the 600 block of Anderson Drive in Lake in the Hills for a report of a structure fire.
Fire crews arrived on the scene to find a two-story home with heavy fire coming from the back of the residence.
Fire officials said firefighters initiated an aggressive fire attack to extinguish the fire.
Firefighters investigated and found the fire had extended into the kitchen area.
The fire was brought under control in 20 minutes, fire officials said.
Fire crews remained on the scene completing overhaul for approximately two hours to extinguish hidden fires. The home has been deemed uninhabitable.
No residents were injured but one firefighter suffered minor injuries and was transported to Northwestern Medicine Hospital in Huntley.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation. A damage estimate was not immediately available.
The Cary Fire Protection District, Huntley Fire Protection District, Crystal Lake Fire Rescue Department, Barrington Countryside Fire Protection District, West Dundee Fire Department and the Fox River Grove Fire Protection District assisted.