McHENRY – A fire at After the Fox, 1406 N. Riverside Drive, caused an estimated $15,000 in damage, the McHenry Township Fire Protection District said.
At 3:23 p.m., firefighters were called to the restaurant for the smell of smoke, Battalion Chief Mike Majercik said. Firefighters found a fire in the basement and in a crawl space.
Majercik said it took about 10 minutes to get the fire under control. The blaze left about $15,000 in fire, smoke and water damage.
One firefighter was taken to the hospital for dehydration and later released, Majercik said.
Traffic on North Riverside Drive from Pearl Street to Broad Street was closed for about an hour and 15 minutes.
The fire is under investigation, but believed to be accidental, Majercik said.
Firefighters from Fox Lake and Spring Grove provided station coverage for McHenry Township during the call.
– Joseph Bustos