The State Fire Marshal's Office and Palatine Rural Fire Protection District continue to investigate what caused the three-alarm fire Tuesday afternoon at an Inverness mansion. The process could take a couple of days, according to officials.
The fire started shortly before 5 p.m. at a home on Carnoustie Lane, located south of Palatine and Ela roads. Palatine Rural officials said the blaze was under control in about three hours. They estimated the fire caused more than $1 million in damage and declared the home a total loss.
Roughly 100 firefighters from 25 departments responded. Two firefighters hospitalized due to heat exhaustion were released later Tuesday night, Palatine Rural officials said.