Officials: Unattended stove causes Lake in the Hills fire

Updated 4/27/2016 1:15 PM

Food left unattended on a stove led to a Wednesday morning townhouse fire in Lake in the Hills, fire officials said.

About 7:20 a.m., a neighbor notified authorities of a smoke detector going off and the smell of something burning at a two-story townhouse on the 100 block of Harvest Gate, according to a news release from the Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Protection District.

Fire crews arrived soon after to find light smoke showing from inside the townhouse. Upon entering, they located a pot of food that had been left cooking on the stove, officials said. Residents were not home at the time.

Nobody was injured in the fire, which was extinguished by 7:35 a.m., authorities said.

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