McHenry Township Fire Protection District | LMCS File Photo

One person was transported to the hospital after being injured in a fire that caused extensive damage to a home near McHenry and left residents displaced early Monday morning.

The McHenry Township Fire Protection District and McHenry County Sheriff’s Office responded around 5:17 a.m. Monday to the 300 block of South River Road in unincorporated McHenry for a report of a structure fire.

Crews arrived in five minutes to find a single-family, wood-frame home with a fire in the rear.

McHenry Township Fire Protection District Battalion Chief Kevin Sears said the fire began extending into the attic and through the roof.

Fire crews quickly started an offensive attack with a hose line working on the exterior and a second working inside the front door.

Sears said firefighters completed a search of the residence and confirmed that all occupants were able to evacuate prior to the fire department’s arrival.

The fire caused extensive damage to the home and it was deemed uninhabitable.

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One occupant from the residence was transported to the hospital with minor injuries, Sears said.

No firefighters or other residents were injured. Sears said there were working smoke detectors inside of the home.

The Wauconda and Nunda Rural fire departments assisted at the scene.

The Mutual Aid Box Alarm System (MABAS) was activated to the box alarm level for the Huntley, Woodstock and Spring Grove fire departments to cover the fire district while firefighters operated on the scene.

The Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal was requested to the scene to assist McHenry fire investigators.

The sheriff’s office shut down River Road between Charles J. Miller Road and North River Road while fire crews worked at the scene.

The fire district said they recommend residents to have a smoke detector on every floor and one in each bedroom. “Properly installed smoke detectors save lives.”

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The cause of the fire has not been determined yet, Sears said.