One person was injured and residents were displaced after a fire fully engulfed a house, leaving it uninhabitable, in Crystal Lake early Monday morning.
The Crystal Lake Fire Rescue Department and Crystal Lake Police Department responded around 1:29 a.m. Monday to the 500 block of Parkside Terrace in Crystal Lake for a report of a structure fire.
Crystal Lake Fire Rescue Chief Craig Snyder said firefighters arrived to find a single-family house fully involved in fire.
Fire crews learned that all four residents inside had evacuated the home prior to the fire department’s arrival.
Firefighters conducted a defensive attack on the fire from both the front and rear of the home, Snyder said.
The fire took approximately 60 minutes to get under control and crews remained working to extinguish hotspots and secure the structure.
One occupant suffered smoke inhalation and was transported by ambulance to a local hospital, Snyder said.
The Algonquin, Huntley, McHenry and Woodstock fire departments assisted at the scene.
Snyder said no firefighters were injured during the fire.
The incident was upgraded to the Mutual Aid Box Alarm System (MABAS) for fire units to cover Crystal Lake fire stations during the incident.
The Carpentersville, West Dundee and Marengo fire departments covered calls in Crystal Lake.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation by the Crystal Lake Fire Rescue Department.