The Grayslake Fire Protection District and Round Lake Park Police Department responded about 11:55 p.m. Thursday March 14, 2019 to a report of a house fire in the block of 2500 block of Lippizan Lane in the Saddlebrook Farms Subdivision of Round Lake Park near Grayslake.
The first fire crew on arrival reported smoke showing from a one-story, single family home. A male neighbor, age 73, and a woman, age 69, who lives in the house that was burning, were outside the house when firefighters arrived.
Also, upon arrival of firefighters, a man, age 68, was trapped in the fire. He was found dead by firefighters. The male neighbor suffered smoke inhalation while trying to rescue the trapped man and the woman. The woman possibly suffered smoke inhalation and burn injuries. The man, who was trapped and killed, and the woman were believed to be husband and wife.
The Good Samaritan neighbor and the injured woman were transported to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville, where both were described in “stable condition.”
The fire was declared under control by 12:25 a.m. Friday, and the Illinois State Fire Marshal and the Lake County Coroner’s Office were requested to the scene.
The cause and origin of the fire is being investigated by the Grayslake Fire Protection District and the Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal. The Lake County Coroner’s Office is also investigating the death.
The Grayslake Fire Protection District was assisted by firefighter/paramedics from the Greater Round Lake Fire Protection District, Mundelein Fire Department and the Wauconda Protection District.
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