House fire severely damages home and causes minor damage to neighboring house on Stickley Ln in Lake in the Hills – Cardinal News

Huntley Fire Protection District firefighters responded at approximately 2:20 p.m. Tuesday, June 21, 2022 to a report of a home in the block of 200 Stickley Lane in Lake in the Hills.

Firefighters reported a head of smoke in the sky while responding and reported that the rear of the 2-story home was entirely engulfed in flames when they arrived.

Firefighters immediately advanced a hose line to the rear of the house for an exterior attack on the fire that was manifesting at the rear of the house. The positive water supply was established by connecting to a nearby fire hydrant. A search inside the house found no casualties inside the house and firefighters were advised that all occupants had evacuated safely. Additional pipes were advanced for an interior attack inside the house. A garden hose was also brought forward to protect a nearby house which was in danger of catching fire. Firefighters were able to limit the damage to the neighboring house to heat damage that involved the exterior cladding without any structural damage. The fire was declared under control around 2:42 p.m.

When the fire was extinguished, firefighters went into overhaul mode, checked for extension or hidden fire inside the structure. The fire damage extended to the back of the house on the first floor, second floor and attic. ComEd was called to the scene to turn off the power to the house, but instead used the remote shutdown to turn off the power.

No injuries were reported, but the house was badly damaged by fire, smoke and water. Two vehicles that were parked in the garage were also damaged. The house was rendered uninhabitable and damage was estimated at over $300,000.

Firefighters, paramedics and/or command officers from Algonquin-Lake in the Hills, Crystal Lake, Fox River Grove, Kingston, Marengo, South Elgin and Woodstock provided mutual aid to Huntley firefighters, either on the scene or on standby at the Huntley Fire Protection District. fire stations.

Weather DuPage Airport
1:52 p.m.
Temperature 96°F; 103°F heat rating
Wind Southwest 20 MPH G28 MPH

2:52 p.m.
Temperature 97°F; 104°F heat rating
Wind Southwest 16 MPH G29 MPH

Firefighters attacked the fire in extreme weather conditions. A heat advisory was in effect at the time of the fire. The heat index at nearby DuPage Airport in West Chicago was reported at 103°F (with 96°F observed) at 1:52 p.m. and 104°F at 2:52 p.m. (with 97°F observed). The wind was southwest 20 mph gusting to 28 mph at 1:52 p.m. and southwest 16 mph gusting to 29 mph at 2:52 p.m.

The house had working smoke detectors. Although no cause for the fire has been indicated by authorities, the scale of the fire that broke out early in the back of the house could mean that the fire started outside. Nothing has been confirmed or stated by Huntley Fire Protection District officials, but there were several mulch fires related to extreme heat due to weather conditions in Chicagoland today. Homeowners should be careful not to allow mulch to pile up near the exterior of a home due to spontaneous ignition of the mulch. There was no confirmation if the owner had mulch on the Stickley Lane property. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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