A firefighter was injured after firefighters rescued a woman from a townhome fire in Huntley that was discovered by an ambulance responding to a medical alarm.
The Huntley Fire Protection District responded around 2:39 p.m. Sunday to the 12000 block of Regency Parkway in Huntley.
Huntley Fire Protection District Battalion Chief Eric Bentley said crews were initially dispatched after a person activated their medical pendant alarm.
Firefighter-paramedics arrived on the scene within four minutes and found light smoke coming from a one-story residential complex.
The incident was upgraded to bring additional firefighters and equipment to the scene.
Firefighters heard a resident calling for help within the townhome and entered the building to rescue the resident, Bentley said.
The adult female was rescued from the home and transported to Advocate Sherman Hospital in Elgin with non-life-threatening injuries.
A Huntley firefighter-paramedic was evaluated on the scene for minor smoke inhalation but was not transported to the hospital.
Bentley said it was fortunate the building was equipped with sprinklers, which extinguished the fire.
Crews remained on the scene to shut down the sprinkler system and ventilate smoke from the building.
The townhome was deemed uninhabitable, Bentley said. A preliminary damage estimate was $25,000.
The Village of Huntley Development Services Department is evaluating the extent of the damage.
“Working smoke detectors and fire sprinklers save lives. Replace your smoke detectors every 10 years,” Bentley said.