Local

2 suffer minor burns 
in Island Lake fire

ISLAND LAKE – Two people were taken to a hospital with minor injuries after a bedroom fire Sunday morning.

The fire started about 8:30 a.m. at 126 Southern Terrace, Island Lake, a single-family home.

“We took two patients to the hospital for minor burns,” said shift Cmdr. Kevin Pyne of the Wauconda Fire Department. “It wasn’t overly serious, but more as a precaution.”

A dog at the residence escaped uninjured.

Crews were able to put the fire out relatively quickly, Pyne said, but the house sustained an estimated $80,000 to $90,000 in damage – mainly from smoke.

“It ended up being more like a mattress fire,” Pyne said. “Once we put that out and got the mattress out of the building, the room didn’t sustain a ton of fire damage.”

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

– Shawn Shinneman

Loading more

Digital Access

Digital Access
Access nwherald.com from all your digital devices and receive breaking news and updates from around the area.

Home Delivery

Home Delivery
Local news, prep sports, Chicago sports, local and regional entertainment, business, home and lifestyle, food, classified and more! News you use every day! Daily, weekend and Sunday packages.

Text Alerts

Text Alerts
Stay connected to us wherever you are! Get breaking news updates along with other area information sent to you as a text message to your wireless device.

Email Newsletters

Email Newsletters
We'll deliver news & updates to your inbox. Plan your weekend and catch up on the news with our newsletters.