The Wauconda Fire District responded at 3:46 a.m. Saturday August 4, 2018 to a report of a fire in the basement of a single-family home at 26870 North Genesee Street.
Six people inside the house made were evacuated before firefighters arrived. A cat perished in the fire, and the American Red Cross is working with the occupants to find shelter.
The fire was declared under control by about 4:30 a.m. Preliminary investigation indicates the fire started in a basement bedroom in the east end of the basement, but the cause of the fire is still under investigation. The house is uninhabitable, and damage is estimated at $200,000.
MABAS BOX UNITS ASSIGNED …
ENGINE(S): Round Lake FPD, Crystal Lake Fire Rescue
TRUCK(S): Mundelein Fire Department
SQUAD(S): Lincolnshire-Riverwoods FPD
TENDER(S): Long Grove FPD
Fox River Grove FPD, Fox Lake Fire Department
EMS: Barrington Fire Department
CHIEF(S): Fox Lake Fire Department
Lake Zurich Fire Rescue
SPECIAL: Countryside Hose Tender, MESS Canteen
CHANGE OF QUARTERS: Grayslake Engine, Palatine EMS, Woodstock Engine, Marengo EMS, Barrington Chief
STAGING: Darrell Rd and Main St
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