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One Injured in Algonquin Blaze

A garage fire was reported Monday evening at 1950 Cloverdale Lane in Algonquin.

An Algonquin resident was injured Monday while trying to put out a fire in a garage on Cloverdale Lane. 

The Algonquin/Lake in the Hills Fire Department responded to 1950 Cloverdale Lane shortly about 6:05 p.m. on Monday where firefighters found a small fire in the corner of the garage, according to an Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Protection District press release. 

A resident and neighbors used a garden hose to try and extinguish the fire while the fire department was on its way.One resident was injured while trying to put out the blaze and taken to Sherman Hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries, according to the press release. 

No other information was immediately available on the condition of the injured resident.

Fire crews were able to put out the remainder of the blaze. 

During the course of an investigation into the blaze, fire crews determined the blaze started outside the home. The cause of the fire has not yet been determined. The blaze caused $5,000 in damage, according to the news release. 

The Algonquin Lake in the Hills Fire Protection District would like to remind residents that there is a greater than 50% chance of surviving a home fire when there are working smoke alarms present. Test smoke alarms monthly, and replace the batteries annually.  We would also like to remind you that when you change your clocks for daylight saving time you should also change your smoke detector batteries.

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