A press release from the Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Protection District:
1102 Pine St. Lake in the Hills Residential Fire
On Tuesday March 6, 2012 at approximately 3:45 a.m. the Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Protection was dispatched for a structure fire at 1102 Pine St. in Lake in the Hills. Dispatch was notified by a neighbor who discovered a fire in the garage of the home.
First arriving crews were on the scene within minutes, and found a single story home with fire through the front of the garage. Fire crews initiated an aggressive exterior attack and then went to an interior attack. Fire Crews remained on the scene for one in a half hours investigating the fire and securing the home.
Investigators on the scene have not yet determined the cause of the fire. A damage amount is not yet available.
The residents were asleep at the time of the fire and were able to escape without injury. According to the homeowner there were no working smoke detectors in the home.
No civilian or fire department injuries were reported.
The Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Protection District received assistance from Huntley and Crystal Lake Fire Departments.
The Algonquin Lake in the Hills Fire Protection District would like to remind residents that there is a greater than 50% chance of surviving a home fire when there are working smoke alarms present. Test smoke alarms monthly, and replace the batteries annually. We would also like to remind you that this Saturday, March 10th, when you change your clocks for daylight saving time you should also change your smoke detector batteries.