Firefighter taken to hospital after battling Round Lake Beach blaze
A firefighter was taken to the hospital and treated for smoke inhalation Monday after battling a fire that consumed about 12 garages at an apartment complex in Round Lake Beach, authorities said.
Firefighters were called to the 1400 block of Spring Brook Court on Monday evening for a fire that started in a garage and spread to about 12 other garage units nearby, according to Chief Greg Formica of the Round Lake Fire Protection District.
Formica said one of the detached garages was engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived.
They upgraded the fire to a box alarm to bring in additional firefighters from nearby departments and had the fire under control within about 20 minutes, according to Formica.
Formica said the firefighter who was hurt was "in good condition and talking and just wanted to get checked out."
The firefighter was released from the hospital late Monday, Formica said Tuesday.