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Posted on: February 14, 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 14, 2017

Contact: Battalion Chief John Knebl


847-658-8233 Headquarters

847-854-2609 Fax

1270 Winaki Trail, Algonquin, Illinois, 60102


Residential Structure Fire

On Tuesday afternoon, February 14, 2017, at 3:27 p.m. the Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Protection District was dispatched for a structure fire at 1270 Winaki Trail in Algonquin. Firefighters arrived at 3:31 p.m. and found a single story home with heavy fire conditions showing from the rear of the home. Crews initiated an aggressive attack.

Firefighters encountered a partial collapse in the rear of the home and were forced to extinguish it from the exterior. The fire was under control at 4:02 p.m. No civilians or firefighters were injured during the blaze. The family cat is still missing from the home.

The Algonquin – Lake in the Hills Fire Protection District was aided by the Kane County Sheriff, Carpentersville Fire Department, Crystal Lake Fire Department, Barrington-Countryside Fire Department, Cary Fire Department, and Fox River Grove Fire Protection District.

The cause of the fire is currently being investigated. A damage estimate is not yet available.

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