Cary firefighters released from hospital, return to work

CARY – Three Cary firefighters injured during a house fire Friday have been released from the hospital, and two of them have returned to work.

Cary Fire Protection District crews were called about 8:27 p.m. to a fire at 206 Hickory Nut Grove Lane, fire officials said.

One firefighter fell from the first floor into the basement of the home, one was injured trying to help the firefighter who fell, and another firefighter received an electrical shock, Lt. Michael Douglass previously said.

The firefighter who fell through the floor was taken to Advocate Good Shepard Hospital in Barrington and was released, but has not returned to work, Chief Jeffrey Macko said.

The other two firefighters were taken to the same hospital and later released, Macko said.

Macko said that to the best of his knowledge, the firefighters followed protocol during the fire, including sounding the floor to determine its stability. The department's safety committee is running an internal safety review, he said.

A damage estimate is not yet known, Macko said, and the department still is investigating.

Because of the injuries, the Illinois State Fire Marshal is investigating the cause of the fire, Macko said.