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Posted on: February 24, 2022

Press Release Structure Fire- Lake in the Hills

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 24th, 2022


Contact:         Deputy Chief John Knebl


                        847-658-8233 Headquarters

                        847-854-2609 Fax



501 Autumn Ridge Road, Lake in the Hills, Illinois 



Multi-Family Structure Fire


On Thursday, February 24, 2022 at approximately 1:40pm the Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Protection District was dispatched for an activated fire alarm at 501 Autumn Ridge Road in Lake in the Hills. While in route to the scene a fire was reported in a first-floor apartment, and the alarm response was immediately upgraded to a structure fire response. First arriving fire crews arrived on the scene and found heavy smoke coming from a first-floor apartment. Crews searched the apartment for occupants and for fire extension, fortunately all occupants safely exited the unit. The fire was extinguished by the automatic sprinkler system, but the apartment suffered smoke and water damage. The unit was red tagged by the building department. No firefighters, civilians, or pets were injured.  


The Algonquin – Lake in the Hills Fire Protection District was aided by the Lake in the Hills Police Department, Huntley Fire Protection District, and SEECOM Dispatch Center. 


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




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