Person found inside burning vehicle in Johnsburg

Authorities are investigating after person was discovered inside a burning vehicle early Sunday in Johnsburg.

McHenry Township Fire Protection District firefighters responded at 4:37 a.m. to a reported car fire in the parking lot of a store in the 3800 block of Running Brook Farm Boulevard.

They arrived about five minutes later, quickly extinguished the fire and located a person inside the vehicle, officials said.

The person was removed from the vehicle and lifesaving measures were taken until a helicopter arrived and took the person to Loyola Medical Center in Maywood with serious injuries.

The cause of the fire is not known, fire officials said.

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