File Photo – Wauconda Fire District | Photo: Tyler Tobolt / Lake and McHenry County Scanner

Fire officials say residents were displaced from their home after a fire caused significant damage to it in Island Lake Sunday afternoon.

The Wauconda Fire District responded around 12:55 p.m. Sunday to the 600 block of Carriage Hill Road in Island Lake for a report of an appliance fire.

Firefighters arrived in four minutes and found heavy smoke coming from an attached garage of a two-story, single-family home, according to Wauconda Fire District Acting Battalion Chief Luke Stasieczek.

The response was upgraded to a structure fire, bringing additional crews to the scene.

Stasieczek said firefighters deployed a hose line through the garage to extinguish the fire in the laundry room.

The fire was declared under control in just over 15 minutes.

No residents or firefighters were injured in the blaze, which resulted in significant fire and smoke damage, Stasieczek said.

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The home was deemed uninhabitable and two residents were displaced.

An investigation is underway to determine the cause of the fire. A damage estimate was not immediately available.

The Wauconda Fire District said they would like to remind residents to routinely check the batteries in their smoke detectors and have a family meeting point outside of the home for everyone to gather after evacuation.

“A meeting point helps provide accountability of whom has and has not safely evacuated the home when firefighters arrive on the scene,” the fire district said.