Fundraiser launched to help Algonquin-Lake in the Hills firefighter whose home burned

A GoFundMe page has been set up for an Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Protection District firefighter/paramedic whose Crystal Lake home was deemed uninhabitable after a Monday morning blaze.

Adam Murphy is described in the online post as someone "who never thinks twice about helping people during tough times."

"He's always willing to reach out and puts his own safety at risk," Cody Wennerstrom wrote.

Wennerstrom, a friend and fellow firefighter, organized the fundraiser with a goal of $20,000.

As of Tuesday afternoon, $9,495 had been raised.

Firefighters were called at 4:40 a.m. Monday to 1425 Fountain Green Drive for the report of a fire on the rear deck. The first crews arrived six minutes later and reported the fire had spread to the house, fire officials said Monday.

The fire was declared out at 4:52 a.m., but not before the rear of the home and contents sustained significant damage estimated at $100,000, according to the report.

There were no injuries. The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Crystal Lake Fire Rescue.

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