Incident Press Release
For Immediate Release
Saturday, March 12, 2011
Contact: Battalion Chief John Greene, Public Information Officer
3307 First Street, Algonquin, IL
On March 12, 201 at 5:10 p.m. the Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Protection was dispatched for a structure fire at 3307 First Street in Algonquin. Dispatch was notified by the home owner who discovered the fire in the upstairs bedroom. The homeowner then exited the house and called 911. All residents escaped the house.
First arriving crews were on the scene at 5:17 p.m. and found the upstairs bedroom fully involved with fire. Fire crews initiated an aggressive attack, holding the fire to original room of origin. The fire was declared out at 5:44 p.m. Crews remained on the scene until almost 7:11 p.m. 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 but is expected to be significant.
There were no working smoke detectors in the home. The resident was in the process of remodeling and had removed them while painting.
No civilian or fire department injuries were reported. The Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Protection District received assistance from Carpentersville, Crystal Lake, Fox River Grove and Cary.
The Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Protection District would like to take this opportunity to remind all residents that smoke detectors are needed on every floor of you home and need to be tested monthly. Additionally, tonight, when you set your clocks back one hour, please change all the batteries in your home’s smoke detectors. Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Protection District is a proud supporter of the “Change your Clock, Change your Battery” campaign.
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