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Fire renders Crystal Lake house a ‘total loss’

Fire crews from surrounding areas could be seen assisting

A house in Crystal Lake was deemed a total loss after a structure fire Saturday morning.

Crystal Lake firefighters were called to the scene of a reported garage fire in the 6500 block of Scott Lane, according to a news release issued by the fire department.

One of the occupants of the residence discovered the fire and called 911.

All five occupants of the house, including a dog, made it out of the house, according to the release.

There were no injuries to either firefighters or occupants.

Damage to the home was initially estimated at $375,000.

A preliminary investigation showed the fire might have started in a lawn tractor that was used just before the fire started, according to the release.

Because the home was located in an area that did not have fire hydrants, Crystal Lake Fire Rescue requested water tenders through the Mutual Aid Box Alarm System.

Crystal Lake was assisted by several area fire departments along with the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office and McHenry County Planning and Development. Fire investigators from Algonquin/Lake in the Hills and Cary are assisting Crystal Lake with the investigation.