Round Lake apartment fire displaces 10 families

An apartment fire Tuesday afternoon in Round Lake caused no injuries, but displaced 10 families, Greater Round Lake Fire Protection District officials said.

Firefighters were dispatched just before 4:45 p.m. to the apartment complex on the 1300 block of Oxford Lane. They reported upon arrival they could smell smoke, but saw no flames emanating from the building.

They were able to trace the source of the smoke to the attic of a 20-unit apartment building.

Fire officials said the residential portion of the building was equipped with sprinklers and an alarm system, but the attic area was not.

It took nearly an hour to extinguish the blaze, officials said. Firefighters from 10 other departments assisted in various capacities. Round Lake police also assisted in the evacuation of the building.

No damage estimate was available Wednesday and the cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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