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Posted on: February 13, 2017

Residential Structure Fire

Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Protection District

1020 West Algonquin Road, Lake in the Hills, IL 60156



Incident Press Release

For Immediate Release

February 12, 2017

Contact: Battalion Chief John Knebl


847-658-8233 Headquarters

847-854-2609 Fax

951 Creek View Lane, Lake in the Hills, Illinois, 60156


Residential Structure Fire

On Sunday evening, February 12, 2017, at 9:10 p.m. the Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Protection District was dispatched for a structure fire at 951 Creek View Lane in Lake in the Hills. Dispatch advised that there was a person trapped in second floor of the house. Firefighters arrived at 9:12 p.m. and found a two story home with fire showing from the second floor. Crews initiated an interior attack while simultaneously searching for the reported victim.

Crews encountered a large volume of smoke and fire originating from the master bedroom. At 9:21 p.m. the victim was rescued from the home and transported to Centegra Huntley Hospital with life threatening injuries. The fire was extinguished at 9:40 p.m.

No firefighters were injured. The Algonquin – Lake in the Hills Fire Protection District was aided by Lake in the Hills Police, Huntley Fire Protection District, Crystal Lake Fire Department, Barrington-Countryside Fire Department and Fox River Grove Fire Protection District.

The cause of the fire is currently being investigated with assistance from the Office of the State Fire Marshall. A damage estimate is not yet available.

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