A vacant home at 230 Pine Tree Row, in north Lake Zurich, was completely destroyed by fire last night. The cause of the fire is being investigated and the state fire marshal will be assisting with the investigation today, said Bob Bachler, captain.
When Lake Zurich firefighters arrived on the scene at about 9:30 p.m., they found the single-family home fully involved. The fire spread to neighboring homes. The home to the left had minimal damage to the siding, yard and landscaping, Bachler said. The fire spread to the home on the right, 236 Pine Tree Row, and into the attic, before firefighters extinguished it.
Four residents at that home were displaced by the fire and one was treated by paramedics and released, Bachler said.
Bachler said the home that was totally destroyed by fire was vacant and in the midst of renovation.
Due to the severity and extent of the fire, Lake Zurich initiated a defensive exterior attack and requested mutual aid through the MABAS system, according ot the news release.
This second alarm response provided Lake Zurich with assistance from; Arlington Heights, Barrington, Buffalo Grove, Cary, Countryside, Deerfield, Fox River Grove, Lincolnshire-Riverwoods, Long Grove, Palatine, Palatine Rural, Wheeling, and Wauconda fire departments at the scene. The Algonquin, Crystal Lake, Lake Forest, and Libertyville fire departments provided coverage to Lake Zurich stations. Traffic control was provided by the Lake Zurich Police Department. Water was obtained from the Village of Lake Zurich hydrant system, causing Pine Tree Row to be closed for the duration of the incident. No civilians or firefighters were injured.
Lake Zurich Police Department will be conducting a separate investigation.
Firefighters were on the scene until about 1 a.m., Bachler said.