*** No Media Coverage – Fire Department Reported *** The Lake Zurich Fire Department responded to the 000 block of Lakeview Place in Lake Zurich for a reported structure fire. The first fire department units arrived on the scene within four minutes and received reports of a fire in the upper-level bedroom of a 3-story townhome. The first engine company advanced a hose line into the home to extinguish the fire and found a single sprinkler head from the installed automatic fire sprinkler system extinguished the fire. Fire crews then conducted salvage, overhaul operations, and began a preliminary cause and origin investigation. The cause of the fire is still under investigation. There was a preliminary damage estimate of $25,000 with an estimated $350,000 in property and contents saved. One occupant was transported to Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital in stable condition with burns. There were no reports of firefighter injuries.
Lake Zurich received assistance from the following departments: Barrington, Fox River Grove, Long Grove, Countryside, Wauconda, and Wheeling. The Lake Zurich Fire Department would like to remind residents to install working smoke detectors, make an escape plan and “practice” it, and consider installing an automatic fire-sprinkler system. Fire-related safety information is located on our Facebook page or by calling the Fire Prevention Bureau at (847) 540-5073.