A Crystal Lake family using a deep fryer to prepare their Thanksgiving meal cooked more than they anticipated on Thursday, the Chicago Tribune reports.
A homeowner in the 700 block of Windsor Drive, near Crystal Lake South High School, was deep frying a turkey in his garage when a fire broke out in the garage at about noon, the Tribune article stated.
Firefighters arrived to find smoke and flames coming from the garage. The garage sustained heavy damage and the contents were ruled a complete loss due to the smoke, heat and water damage. The fire caused $80,000 in damage, the article said.
No one was injured in the fire.