Grayslake firefighters investigating two house fires

Updated 10/23/2022 5:09 PM

Grayslake firefighters are investigating a pair of house fires last week that caused an estimated $60,000 in damage combined.

The first was reported at 11:45 a.m. Thursday on the 500 block of Dawn Circle in Grayslake. Firefighters arrived on the scene within three minutes and found the homeowner extinguishing the fire outside with a garden hose, officials from the Grayslake Fire Protection District said.


Three people who were inside the home when the fire was discovered had exited safely. One of the occupants suffered minor injuries while extinguishing the fire but did not require hospitalization.

Initial damage was estimated at $20,000.

The second fire was reported at 4:54 a.m. Friday on the 3800 block of Fox Hunt Way in Round Lake Park. Firefighters arrived six minutes later to find a fire on the front porch of the home extending up into the attic.

The fire was reported under control within 10 minutes of the first engine's arrival, officials said.

The home's two occupants were able to evacuate before firefighters arrived. One required medical attention on the scene but did not require hospitalization, according to the fire district.

Initial damage is estimated at approximately $40,000.

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