Firefighters battle Round Lake blaze

  • Libertyville firefighters work from a ladder truck during a multiple-alarm fire at Campos Income Tax on the 200 block of North Cedar Lake Road in Round Lake Friday at about 5 p.m.

    Libertyville firefighters work from a ladder truck during a multiple-alarm fire at Campos Income Tax on the 200 block of North Cedar Lake Road in Round Lake Friday at about 5 p.m. Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • A grief stricken woman looks on as firefighters tend to a multiple-alarm fire at Campos Income Tax on the 200 block of North Cedar Lake Road in Round Lake Friday at about 5 p.m.

    A grief stricken woman looks on as firefighters tend to a multiple-alarm fire at Campos Income Tax on the 200 block of North Cedar Lake Road in Round Lake Friday at about 5 p.m. Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • Firefighters tend to a multiple-alarm fire at Campos Income Tax on the 200 block of North Cedar Lake Road in Round Lake Friday at about 5 p.m.

    Firefighters tend to a multiple-alarm fire at Campos Income Tax on the 200 block of North Cedar Lake Road in Round Lake Friday at about 5 p.m. Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • Firefighters try to break the windows while tending to multiple-alarm fire at Campos Income Tax on the 200 block of North Cedar Lake Road in Round Lake Friday at about 5 p.m.

    Firefighters try to break the windows while tending to multiple-alarm fire at Campos Income Tax on the 200 block of North Cedar Lake Road in Round Lake Friday at about 5 p.m. Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • A firefighters climbs to the roof during a multiple-alarm fire at Campos Income Tax on the 200 block of North Cedar Lake Road in Round Lake Friday at about 5 p.m.

    A firefighters climbs to the roof during a multiple-alarm fire at Campos Income Tax on the 200 block of North Cedar Lake Road in Round Lake Friday at about 5 p.m. Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • Firefighters brace themselves from water cannons as they tend to multiple-alarm fire at Campos Income Tax on the 200 block of North Cedar Lake Road in Round Lake Friday at about 5 p.m.

    Firefighters brace themselves from water cannons as they tend to multiple-alarm fire at Campos Income Tax on the 200 block of North Cedar Lake Road in Round Lake Friday at about 5 p.m. Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

 
Daily Herald report
Updated 8/4/2017 9:20 PM

Firefighters battled a building fire late Friday afternoon and into the evening in Round Lake.

The three-alarm fire was roaring through Campos Income Tax on the 200 block of North Cedar Lake Road. Firefighters from multiple departments were on the scene starting before 5 p.m. Flames were seen bursting out the top of the building as shocked bystanders watched.

 

There was no report of injuries.

According to Greater Round Lake Fire Protection District Chief Greg Formica, firefighters found smoke pouring from the building when they responded. He said they initially attacked the fire from the inside.

"We had some collapse of the ceiling," he said. "(We) evacuated and made an attack from the outside."

He said additional help was called and crews tried to get as much water as possible on the fire to quench it.

He said that although there are no serious injuries to report, "we do have one person that we are looking for. We're not sure if they were in the building or not in the building. So we're trying to take care, locating that individual."

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