ALGONQUIN, Ill. (STMW) – A firefighter suffered an injury while battling a blaze at an unoccupied home in northwest suburban Algonquin Saturday morning.
A neighbor who noticed smoke coming form the single-story home at 370 Glenwood Court called firefighters at approximately 7:52 a.m., a release from the Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Protection District said.
The first arriving crews got there less than 10 minutes later, and found smoke coming from the eaves of the home, the release said. The house had reportedly been abandoned, the fire district said.
Fire crews initiated an aggressive interior attack to search for fire and any victims. The fire was found in the stairwell area and had burned away the stiars for the entire home.
The fire was out by 8:14 a.m. but fire crews remained on the scene until about 1:15 p.m. making sure the fire was out and to investigate.
The house was unoccupied at the time and no civilians were injured. One firefighter was injured while fighting the blaze. The firefighter was taken to a hospital with a minor, non-life-threatening injury, the release said.
Investigators have not yet determined the cause of the blaze.
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