Fire caused an estimated $2.5 million in damages to a Barrington Hills home and killed three dogs, authorities said.
Fox River Grove Fire Protection District firefighters were called to 1 Algonquin Road in Barrington Hills at 6:08 p.m. Sunday for the fire. Deputy Chief Jim Kreher said additional fire departments were immediately called to the scene because the area does not have fire hydrants.
Firefighters and neighbors were able to help evacuate a number of dogs from the grounds, he said. The homeowners breed Doberman Pinschers. Three dogs and a few birds inside the home could not be rescued, he said. No other injuries were reported.
A total of 30 neighboring departments, including Barrington Fire Protection District, arrived on the scene and helped battle the fire for about three hours, Kreher said.
The home is uninhabitable, he said.
“It’s a total loss,” Kreher said. “The walls are still up but the roof and floors caved in.”
The cause remains under investigation and Kreher and the state fire marshal were conducting interviews Monday afternoon.
Because of the location, tankers had to bring in water to fight the fire but there were no issues with water during the three hours, he said.
“We had no issues with water or manpower,” Kreher said. “Everyone helps each other and works together.”