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updated: 7/21/2011 4:06 PM

2 firefighters injured in Crystal Lake vacant home blaze

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Two firefighters were injured while fighting a three-alarm fire at a vacant house in Crystal Lake Wednesday night, officials said.

Firefighters were called to the 1300 block of Gardina Vista at 5:18 p.m. for a reported garage fire. Smoke and flames were showing from the two-story structure when firefighters arrived, officials said.

Crystal Lake Fire Department Deputy Chief Paul Deraedt said a firefighter was injured when his foot was caught on a ladder. The unidentified firefighter was transported by helicopter to Advocate Lutheran General Hospital and had surgery on the foot. He was resting comfortably Thursday, Deraedt said.

A Huntley firefighter was treated at the scene for a heat-related injury, Deraedt said.

The fire was under control at 7:50 p.m. and firefighters remained on the scene until 10 p.m. to put out hot spots.

An investigation is ongoing to determine the cause of the blaze, Deraedt said. Deraedt said his department and State Fire Marshal will investigate the fire, which caused about $100,000 in damages.

Firefighters from Algonquin/Lake in the Hills, McHenry, Cary, Nunda, Huntley, Lakewood, East Dundee, Wonder Lake, Fox River Grove, Carpentersville, Woodstock, Barrington, Marengo, Lake Zurich, Wauconda, Rutland Dundee, Spring Grove and Pingree Grove assisted.

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