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  • Residents escape Algonquin house fire without injury Mar 26, 2015 8:18 AM
    Two people inside an Algonquin house escaped safely when a large upstairs bathroom caught fire in the 1400 block of Braewood Drive, authorities said. The house has been deemed uninhabitable, but firefighters said working smoke alarms helped the husband and wife escape without injury.

  • Birds saved in Algonquin house fire Oct 18, 2014 10:22 AM
    Firefighters were able to rescue the birds in an Algonquin home when responding to a fire call early Saturday morning, officials said. At approximately 1:24 a.m., the Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Protection District was dispatched for a structure fire in the 1300 block of Lexington Drive. The fire was reported by the homeowner, who escaped without injury.

  • Smoke at Algonquin daycare facility causes evacuation Oct 1, 2014 4:11 PM
    A malfunctioning furnace forced the evacuation of the Randall Road KinderCare in Algonquin early Wednesday afternoon. It was a malfunction in an isolated furnace that caused a burning smell and some smoke to spew into one of the classrooms at the day care facility, said Battalion Chief John Greene of the Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Protection District.

  • Firefighter injured, cats killed in Algonquin house fire Sep 14, 2014 9:32 AM
    A firefighter suffered a minor injury and two cats died in a house fire early Sunday morning in Algonquin. Occupants of the home escaped unharmed, and the cause of the fire remains under investigation.

  • Algonquin crash leaves car on its side; no injuries reported Jul 6, 2014 11:33 PM
    Apart from minor cuts and bruises, no injuries were reported in a two-car wreck near the intersection of Algonquin and Pyott roads in Algonquin Sunday night that left one car on its side.

  • Two people, dog rescued from Fox River in Algonquin Jun 25, 2014 7:53 PM
    Firefighters from the Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Protection District rescued two people and a dog after their boat got stuck under an Algonquin bridge Wednesday afternoon, officials said. Firefighters rescued the group by putting them in another boat “It looked dramatic for a few seconds, but it was pretty routine,” Fire Chief Peter Van Dorp said.

  • Motorcyclist injured in Lake in the Hills crash dies Jun 10, 2014 5:35 PM
    A motorcyclist involved in a collision with a car Monday afternoon near Lake in the Hills has died of his injuries, authorities said. Christopher Q. Gramer of Lake in the Hills was riding a 2004 Suzuki motorcycle westbound on Algonquin Road at Lake Drive when it crashed into a 2010 Ford Focus traveling eastbound on Algonquin Road, turning north onto Lake Drive.

  • Fire damages Algonquin Burger King restaurant Jun 8, 2014 10:31 AM
    Algonquin fire officials are investigating the cause of a blaze Saturday night that caused an estimated $10,000 damage to a Burger King restaurant. The business was occupied with employees closing for the night at the time of the fire, but there were no civilian or fire personnel injuries.

  • Three Algonquin house fires under investigation May 29, 2014 5:59 PM
    Firefighters have responded to three Algonquin house fires in the past five days, the most recent of which was late Wednesday. Whether the fires are related remain under investigation, police said.

  • Algonquin firefighters battle two fires May 24, 2014 1:29 PM
    Firefighters battled a pair of Saturday morning fires a quarter-mile apart from each other in Algonquin, according to a news release. Nobody was injured in either blaze and both remain under investigation.

  • Off-duty firefighter saves Huntley woman’s life at fitness center May 23, 2014 9:53 AM
    Stacey Tyranski says she never would have come home to her husband and two children if it wasn’t for James Amos, the off-duty West Dundee firefighter who saved her life in March after she went into cardiac arrest at an Algonquin fitness center. “I’d probably be dead,” Tyranski, 36, said. “The time that I was unconscious was about two minutes and they say within six minutes you’re completely brain dead."

  • Cause of Barrington Hills barn fire unknown May 9, 2014 12:47 PM
    Authorities are investigating the cause of a Barrington Hills fire that occurred Thursday night in an abandoned barn, according to a news release. It took 20 minutes to bring the fire under control and fire personnel declared the fire extinguished at 12:25 a.m. Nobody was injured.

  • 57-year-old man went from parking lot into pond Apr 2, 2014 6:26 PM
    A 57-year-old man who was pulled through the sunroof of his car Wednesday morning just as it was sinking into a pond at Algonquin Commons, is listed in critical condition at an area hospital, authorities said.

  • Off-duty West Dundee fireman saves woman's life Mar 25, 2014 9:42 AM
    The rest of the world may call James Amos a hero, but the off-duty West Dundee firefighter who saved a woman's life in an Algonquin gym last week says he was just in the right place at the right time. "I just consider myself willing to do what it takes when the moment arises," said Amos, a West Dundee firefighter for almost 13 years.

  • Jacobs teen injured at ski facility recovering Mar 4, 2014 11:16 AM
    A 17-year-old Jacobs High School student who was injured Sunday afternoon when his arm became tangled in machinery that operates a ski lift at the Raging Buffalo Snowboard and Ski Park in Algonquin is still recovering at the hospital, authorities said. “I'm anxiously awaiting a report to see how he's doing,” School District 300 Superintendent Michael Bregy said Monday.

  • Fire at Crystal Lake condominium complex Feb 24, 2014 10:10 PM
    Crews from the Crystal Lake Fire Department as well as several surrounding municipalities are battling a condominium fire on Carlemont Drive Monday afternoon. There are no reports of any injuries.

  • Basement fire damages Algonquin house Feb 8, 2014 10:56 AM
    An Algonquin resident returned home Friday night to find the house on fire. Firefighters were called at 9:12 p.m. to 2141 Cumberland Parkway, according to a news release from the Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Protection District. Fire was found in the basement and extinguished by 9:22 p.m.

  • Fire near Algonquin requires morning, afternoon visits Feb 4, 2014 3:54 PM
    A faulty fireplace is to blame for a Tuesday morning fire that required two visits from the Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Protection District, an official said. The chimney fire occurred at a house in the 1300 block of Kendall Avenue in unincorporated McHenry County at 6:32 a.m. Fire personnel returned several hours later to eliminate sparks left over from the first fire. “There was a little bit of rekindle, a little bit of smoldering in the roof,” Assistant Fire Chief Peter Van Dorpe explained.

  • Downtown Algonquin fire sends one to hospital Jan 24, 2014 10:07 PM
    A fire at a downtown building Friday night in Algonquin sends one man to the hospital and causes $40,000 in damage. The cause of the blaze is still under investigation.

  • Algonquin wants your help keeping hydrants clear Jan 2, 2014 5:29 PM
    Algonquin leaders are calling on the public to help them keep the village’s fire hydrants safe and visible for the firefighters. The village launched its Adopt-A-Hydrant program earlier this week. “We have over 2,200 hydrants in town and when we get snow covers like this last storm, it’s very hard to get around to clearing the hydrants just by the quantity,” said Andy Warmus, the village’s utilities superintendent.

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