A car fire in a parking lot near Grayslake caught the attention of a Wildwood apartment building's residents when someone pulled the lobby fire alarm, leading to the building's evacuation.
The vehicle fire, reported to authorities about 8 p.m. Thursday, didn't extend to the three-story Savanna Ridge apartments building at 18400 Belvidere Road.
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"Somebody pulled the fire alarm when they saw the actual fire, so everybody came outside," said Battalion Chief Jon Cokefair of the Grayslake Fire Protection District.
The vehicle, a 2001 Ford Escape, was left a total loss, Cokefair said.
No injuries were reported.