CRYSTAL LAKE FIRE DEPARTMENT: Structure Fire – 9505 Ballard Road
Crystal Lake Fire Department issued the following announcement on Sept. 14.
On September 11, 2018 at 4:56 PM, the Crystal Lake Fire Rescue Department responded for a report of a structure fire at 9505 Ballard Road in unincorporated Crystal Lake. A passerby noticed smoke coming from the rear of the single-story ranch style home and called 911. At 5:00 PM, initial arriving fire crews reported smoke coming from the roof of the residence. The fire was located in the area of a bathroom and adjacent attic space above the bathroom. The main body of fire was extinguished within 20 minutes and declared under control at 5:47 PM.
No one was home at the time of the fire. A dog and cat were rescued by firefighters. Both pets are doing well and have been reunited with their owners. The cause of the fire is under investigation. There were no injuries to firefighters. The estimated damage is $50,000 for the structure and contents. The home has been deemed uninhabitable by McHenry County Planning and Development Department.
The fire was in an area not served by fire hydrants. Additional units from Algonquin/Lake in the Hills, Barrington-Countryside, Carpentersville, Cary, Huntley, Marengo, McHenry Township, Nunda Rural, West Dundee, Union, Wonder Lake, and Woodstock Fire Departments assisted at the scene and provided station coverage.
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