2 suffer minor burns in Island Lake fire
ISLAND LAKE – Two people were taken to a hospital with minor injuries after a bedroom fire Sunday morning.
The fire started about 8:30 a.m. at 126 Southern Terrace, Island Lake, a single-family home.
“We took two patients to the hospital for minor burns,” said shift Cmdr. Kevin Pyne of the Wauconda Fire Department. “It wasn’t overly serious, but more as a precaution.”
A dog at the residence escaped uninjured.
Crews were able to put the fire out relatively quickly, Pyne said, but the house sustained an estimated $80,000 to $90,000 in damage – mainly from smoke.
“It ended up being more like a mattress fire,” Pyne said. “Once we put that out and got the mattress out of the building, the room didn’t sustain a ton of fire damage.”
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
– Shawn Shinneman