Source: The Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Protection District press release
The Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Protection District responded to 1300 Kendall Ave in Algonquin at 6:32 a.m. on Feb. 4 for a report of an odor of smoke in the house.
Dispatch notified incoming units the home was filling up with smoke and the residence had been evacuated.
Upon arrival the first due Engine Company had a two story wood frame residence with moderate smoke pushing from the chimney.
The alarm was upgraded to a General Alarm and crews initiated an interior attack to extinguish the fire. Due to the lack of hydrants in the area and heavy accumulation of snow a MABAS Box was ordered per command to supplement man power.
Once extinguished, the crews checked for extension into walls and attic. The house was vented to let accumulating smoke out of the home. Fire Crews remained on the scene until after 0900 hrs. Investigating the fire and securing the home.
The fire is still under investigation at this time.
The Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Protection District received assistance from Cary, Crystal Lake, Huntley, Fox River Grove, Carpentersville, and East Dundee.