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ALGONQUIN, Ill. (STMW) – A home in Algonquin was badly damaged in a fire Saturday evening that brought fire personnel from six northwest suburban departments to the scene.

Firefighters from the Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Protection District were dispatched to a structure fire at 5 Filip Road in Algonquin at 6:31 p.m. Saturday, a release from the fire protection district said.

When the first arriving crews got to the scene five minutes later they found heavy flames and smoke pouring out of the single family home, and the fire was already through the roof. Firefighters initiated an aggressive interior attack but changed to a defensive one when it became apparent that the roof would collapse, according to the release.

Fire crews remained on the scene for three hours investigating the fire and securing the home.

The residents were not home at the time of the fire, but two cats were home and they were found safe at the scene and turned over to the residents when they arrived back home.

No firefighters were injured while fighting the blaze.

The cause of the fire has not yet been determined and a damage amount was not yet available.

The Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Protection District was assisted by fire personnel from Carpentersville, Huntley. Crystal Lake, Barrington and Cary. McHenry County Animal Control also assisted at the scene.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2012. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)