Numerous fire departments were called after a fire broke out in a commercial building amid frigid subzero temperatures in Lake in the Hills Monday afternoon.
The Crystal Lake Fire Rescue Department responded around 4:55 p.m. Monday to the 8700 block of Pyott Road in Lake in the Hills.
Crystal Lake Fire Chief Craig Snyder said firefighters initially received a call for smoke inside a building.
The incident was upgraded to a working structure fire while crews were still responding.
Firefighters found smoke showing from the building at 8713 Pyott Road. The building contains three units.
The owner of Ridler Window Tinting, which occupies two of the units, said the fire did not affect his business and appeared to be contained to the third unit of the building.
They encountered heavy smoke conditions inside the structure, Snyder said.
Fire crews investigated and located a vehicle on fire inside the building, which resulted in the heavy smoke, Snyder said.
The Mutual Aid Box Alarm System (MABAS) was activated to the box alarm level for additional fire departments to the scene.
The incident occurred in an area that does not have fire hydrants close by.
Snyder said firefighters extinguished the fire, evacuated smoke from the building and searched for any fire extension.
The fire was reported under control within 30 minutes of crews arriving on the scene.
Weather data shows the temperature at the time was two degrees below zero with wind chills as low as 20 degrees below zero.
The Algonquin, McHenry, Huntley, Woodstock, Fox River Grove, Cary, Wauconda, Carpentersville, Marengo and West Dundee fire departments assisted at the scene or covered calls in Crystal Lake.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation by the Crystal Lake Fire Rescue Department and other surrounding fire department investigators.