Firefighter taken to hospital after battling Round Lake Beach blaze

  • A Wauconda firefighter tends to a fire that destroyed about a dozen garages Monday evening on Spring Brook Court in Round Lake Beach. A firefighter was taken to the hospital after suffering smoke inhalation but is reported to be doing fine.

      A Wauconda firefighter tends to a fire that destroyed about a dozen garages Monday evening on Spring Brook Court in Round Lake Beach. A firefighter was taken to the hospital after suffering smoke inhalation but is reported to be doing fine. Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • A Wauconda firefighter hoses down a garage Monday evening in Round Lake Beach.

      A Wauconda firefighter hoses down a garage Monday evening in Round Lake Beach. Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • A fire ravaged about a dozen detached garages Monday evening at a Round Lake Beach apartment complex.

      A fire ravaged about a dozen detached garages Monday evening at a Round Lake Beach apartment complex. Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • Firefighters responded to a blaze about 6:30 p.m. Monday at a Round Lake Beach apartment complex.

      Firefighters responded to a blaze about 6:30 p.m. Monday at a Round Lake Beach apartment complex. Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

 
By Christopher Hacker
Daily Herald Correspondent
Updated 5/1/2018 7:11 AM

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.

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