Fire leaves Lake in the Hills apartment with smoke, water damage

A fire Thursday afternoon at a Lake in the Hills apartment complex left one unit with smoke and water damage, fire officials said.

The Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Protection District was dispatched at 1:40 p.m. Thursday to 501 Autumn Ridge Road for an activated fire alarm, according to a news release. The address is located in the Villas of Lake in the Hills, an affordable housing complex that opened in 2015. Crews found heavy smoke coming from a first-floor apartment, according to the release. All occupants had safely exited the unit and the fire was extinguished by the automatic sprinkler system, officials said. There were no injuries, and a damage estimate was not available at the time of the release. The cause of the fire is under investigation. The Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Protection District was assisted by the Lake in the Hills Police Department, Huntley Fire Protection District, and Southeast Emergency Communications dispatch center.

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