Firefighter Injury in Lake Forest (IL) House Fire

A house fire in Lake Forest took almost two hours to get under control, reports The Chicago Tribune.

“It had smoke and flames showing from the rear of the building, from the roof,” said Battalion Chief Kevin Cronin by phone. Lake Forest firefighters first sprayed water on the roof and, as assiting firefighter units from ten neighboring towns began to arrive, moved inside.

By 2:06 p.m. firefighters had the fire under control. One firefighter had a minor injury from falling, Cronin said. The residents had safely exited the home before firefighters arrived.

As for the house, “it was water damaged and smoke and fire damaged but it was still standing,” Cronin said. The department estimates about $200,000 worth of damage to the two-story home.

The Lake Forest Fire Department is investigating the cause of the fire.

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