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UPDATE: Condo Complex Deemed Uninhabitable Following Monday Blaze

Several Crystal Lake residents remained without their homes this morning following a fire at a condominium complex Monday afternoon near Village and Randall roads. 

The blaze caused $350,000 in damage. The city of Crystal Lake deemed the building at 1623 and 1627 Carlemont Drive uninhabitable, according to signs from the city of Crystal Lake posted at the building. The addresses are contained within one building. 

No one was injured Monday in the fire that broke out in Unit D of 1623 Carlemont Drive in Crystal Lake, according to a Crystal Lake Fire Rescue Department press release. 

The fire department received a call at 1:22 p.m. from occupants in the condo building who reported the blaze in the second-floor unit in the condo building. 

Crews first on scene reported smoke coming from the roof and attic area of the residence, according to the news release. Flames were shooting out from back balcony area of the second-story unit shortly after 1:30 p.m.


Everyone was able to safely get out of the building. The fire was contained to the building where it originated, according to the press release. There are several complexes surrounding the immediate area of the building. 

Randall Villages has 22 buildings on its grounds and 196 total units. The second-floor units have fireplace, vaulted ceiling and balcony, according to the Randall Villages website. 

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No one was injured Monday in a fire at a condominium complex at 1623 Carlemont Drive in Crystal Lake, according to a Crystal Lake Fire Rescue Department press release. 

The fire department received a call at 1:22 p.m. from occupants in the condo building who reported the blaze was coming from Unit D — a second-floor unit in the condo building. The building is located on the grounds of Randall Village condominiums on Carlemont Drive, which is just off of Randall Road near Village Road. 

Crews first on scene reported smoke coming from the roof and attic area of the residence, according to the news release. Flames were shooting out from back patio area of the second-story unit shortly after 1:30 p.m.


Everyone was able to safely get out of the building and no one was injured in the blaze. The fire was contained to the building where it originated. There are several complexes surrounding the immediate area of the building. 

Fire officials estimated the fire caused about $350,000 in total damage to the structure. The fire remains under investigation by the Crystal Lake Fire Rescue Department. 

The Salvatioon Army and Red Cross assisted the residence Monday. Several fire departments responded to the scene of the blaze Monday, including, Algonquin, Huntley, McHenry, Nunda, Cary, Woodstock, Lakewood, East Dundee, Carpentersville, Fox River Grove, Barrington and Marengo Rescue. 

The Crystal Lake Building Department and Public Works was also on scene as was the Crystal Lake Police Department. 

Patch will update with more information as it becomes available. 
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ORIGINAL ARTICLE: Firefighters responded to a blaze at a condo building on Carlemont Drive in Crystal Lake early Monday afternoon. 

The fire started around 1:30 p.m. and appeared to have originated on the second floor of a two-story condo building located within the Randall Village condominiums on Carlemont Drive, which is just off of Randall Road near Village Road. 
Flames could be seen from the balcony area of the unit. The fire appeared to be under control as of 2 p.m. while several firefighters remained at the scene.  

The blaze did spread to the downstairs unit of the building, which also appeared to be damaged. Firefighters were venting the building, including neighboring units in the building, and continuing to spray the building with water just before 3 p.m. 

Crystal Lake Police are advising residents to avoid Carlemont Drive between Village Road and Angela Lane, which has been closed due to the fire, according to an advisory sent out about 2:30 p.m. 

Several area fire departments responded to the blaze, including Woodstock Fire Department, East Dundee Fire Department and Cary Fire Department. The Crystal Lake Police Department was also on scene. No additional information was immediately available. 

Patch.com will update with more information as it becomes available. 

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