More than 25 storage units were damaged after flames engulfed several units and quickly spread throughout a storage facility in Algonquin Sunday afternoon.
The Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Protection District, Lake in the Hills Police Department and Algonquin Police Department responded around 2:40 p.m. Sunday to Life Storage, 2301 West Algonquin Road in Algonquin, for a report of a structure fire.
Firefighters arrived to find a single-story storage facility with heavy smoke and flames coming from multiple storage units.
Fire officials said crews initiated an aggressive fire attack on the building.
Firefighters discovered the fire was extending to multiple adjoining storage units.
The Mutual Aid Box Alarm System (MABAS) was activated for additional fire departments to respond from surrounding towns to aid in extinguishing the fire.
The fire was brought under control within 60 minutes, fire officials said.
Fire crews remained on the scene completing overhaul by checking for and extinguishing hidden fires for approximately five hours.
The Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Protection District was assisted by the Carpentersville, Cary, Crystal Lake, Fox River Grove, Huntley, McHenry, Rutland-Dundee, Wonder Lake and Woodstock fire departments.
The Huntley, West Dundee and Barrington-Countryside fire departments covered calls in Algonquin during the incident.
The McHenry County Salvation Army Canteen responded to the scene to provide rehab to the firefighters.
The cause of the fire is under investigation and the property is closed to the public, fire officials said.
Fire officials said approximately 25-35 units were affected by the fire.
Some of the units contained cars, motorcycles, antiques and computer equipment. A damage estimate was not immediately available.