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Multiple apartments uninhabitable after building fire in McHenry that left firefighter injured

A firefighter was injured and residents in four units of an apartment building were displaced following a fire in McHenry Sunday morning. The McHenry Township Fire Protection District responded around 7:45 a.m. Sunday to the 700 block of North Mill Street in McHenry for a report of a structure fire. Police and firefighters arrived to […]

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Mundelein home uninhabitable after extra-alarm fire leaves 2 firefighters injured

Two firefighters were injured while battling a second-alarm fire that caused a Mundelein home to be uninhabitable Saturday morning. The Countryside Fire Protection District and Lake County Sheriff’s Office responded around 9:20 a.m. Saturday to a report of a structure fire in the 26200 block of Maple Avenue in unincorporated Mundelein. A downed power line […]

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Dog found dead following house fire that caused $400,000 in damage in Wauconda

Firefighters found a family dog dead inside a home in Wauconda after extinguishing a fire that caused $400,000 in damage Tuesday afternoon, fire officials said. The Wauconda Fire District responded around 2:48 p.m. Tuesday to the 2800 block of Liberty Lakes Boulevard in Wauconda for a report of a structure fire. Wauconda Deputy Fire Marshal […]

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In-person classes resume at Highland Park High School following fire that caused $250K in damage

In-person learning resumed Tuesday after a fire caused $250,000 in damage to critical infrastructure at Highland Park High School last week. Township High School District 113 Superintendent Bruce Law sent an email to parents and students on Friday alerting them to the situation. Law said the fire occurred early Friday morning at Highland Park High […]

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No injuries after home burns to the ground near Harvard

An investigation is underway after an abandoned home burned to the ground early Monday morning in unincorporated Harvard, officials said. The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office and Harvard Fire Protection District received a 911 call around 1:45 a.m. Monday. McHenry County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Emily Matusek said the caller reported a structure on fire near Flat […]

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Major Crime Task Force investigating after person found dead in Libertyville house fire

The Major Crime Task Force and state fire marshal’s office are investigating after a victim was found dead following a house fire in Libertyville early Friday morning. The incident happened around 3:22 a.m. Friday when a Libertyville police officer on routine patrol spotted the fire, according to Libertyville Police Department Lt. Matt Goze. Goze said […]