Fire leaves Barrington apartments uninhabitable

Barrington firefighters safely extinguished a fire Tuesday morning at a three-unit apartment building on the 300 block of East Russell Street, south of the village's downtown.

One resident was treated and released at the scene and no firefighters were injured, officials said.

A resident called the fire department at 7:49 a.m. after seeing smoke coming from the first floor where a sauna was located.

When firefighters arrived, they found heavy smoke and fire and did not immediately know whether other residents were home. They ensured that the building had been evacuated and brought the fire under control within 27 minutes, officials said.

One unit sustained heavy fire damage while the other two units had smoke damage. The entire building was declared uninhabitable and residents are being assisted by the Red Cross with relocation and other immediate needs.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation but is not being considered suspicious, according to fire officials.

Assisting Barrington were firefighters from Barrington Countryside, Lake Zurich, Fox River Grove, Long Grove, Buffalo Grove and Wauconda.

One resident was treated at the scene Tuesday morning after Barrington firefighters battled an apartment building fire on the 300 block of East Russell Street. Courtesy of Barrington Fire Department
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