From a press release and an email exchange with the LFFD:
No one was injured in a fire on the 700 block of Illinois Road in Lake Forest on Tuesday evening, April 22.
The Lake Forest Fire Department responded to the fire after getting a call from an alarm company. When they arrived on the scene, firefighters found smoke coming from the exterior roof area in the rear of the home and fire inside on the first floor, according to a press release from the LFFD.
The house is being renovated and was unoccupied at the time of the incident, Battalion Chief of Operations Eric Montellano told GazeboNews.
Four engines, one truck, three MICUS and three other vehicles responded to the incident. Firefighters used a one-and-three-quarters hand line to extinguish the fire, which was contained to the roof and ceiling area of involvement.
Fire companies from Knollwood and Lake Bluff assisted, with COQ from Mundelein and Wheeling. (Montellano said COQ means Change of Quarters, i.e.: those units didn’t report to the scene but stood by at the LF fire station to handle potential calls.)
The estimated loss is $45,000. The cause of the fire is under investigation.