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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


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