A fire caused heavy damage to a home after a car started on fire inside a garage in Lake Bluff Wednesday afternoon, prompting the response of numerous fire departments.
The Lake Bluff Fire Department responded around 3:50 p.m. Wednesday to the 700 block of Mawman Avenue in Lake Bluff for a report of a structure fire.
Lake Bluff Village Administrator Drew Irvin said a 911 call was received for a car on fire in the attached garage of a residence.
Firefighters arrived to find a two-story home with flames leaping from the garage to the second floor, Irvin said.
A large amount of black smoke, largely coming from the north side of the home, was also visible.
Irvin said firefighters immediately started putting water on the fire and requested surrounding fire departments to the scene through the Mutual Aid Box Alarm System (MABAS).
Fire crews were concerned the fire could spread given the close proximity of the neighboring residence.
Lake Bluff and several nearby community fire departments were able to extinguish the flames before it spread, Irvin said.
The Buffalo Grove, Beach Park, Deerfield-Bannockburn, Countryside, Glencoe, Grayslake, Gurnee, Highland Park, Lake Forest, Libertyville, Lincolnshire, Mundelein and Newport fire departments assisted at the scene or covered Lake Bluff’s fire station.
No injuries were reported by any occupants of the home or firefighters who responded.
The home was deemed uninhabitable. The cause and origin of the fire are still under investigation.